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Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington on Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to misusing more than $750,000 in campaign funds and is scheduled to be sentenced on June 28. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington on Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to misusing more than $750,000 in campaign funds and is scheduled to be sentenced on June 28. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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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.