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Vice President Joseph R. Biden arrives at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, Pa., on Tuesday to attend the funeral of former Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. (Associated Press)

Vice President Joseph R. Biden arrives at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, Pa., on Tuesday to attend the funeral of former Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. (Associated Press)

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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.