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Sun Li (second from left) stars in “The Legend of Zhen Huan,” which has captivated viewers in Taiwan but the TV show's emphasis on the dark side of human nature has made it less popular with cultural authorities in China. (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.