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This comic book cover released by Marvel shows the “Avengers VS. X-Men #11” issue. Marvel Comics is killing off Charles Xavier, the founder of its famed X-Men, with his killer none other than Scott Summers who, as Cyclops, was one of the original five mutants whom Xavier taught to use his powers to help man- and mutant kind with mixed results. The death comes in “Avengers Vx. X-Men” No. 11, which was released Wednesday, Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Marvel Comics)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.