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Teen Titans and Young Justice characters (left) get into a playful argument with Batman villains while waiting for the costume contest to begin Sunday at Awesome Con D.C., a comic book convention at the Washington Convention Center. "People forget this culture exists," Ariel Casey of Rockville said.

Teen Titans and Young Justice characters (left) get into a playful argument with Batman villains while waiting for the costume contest to begin Sunday at Awesome Con D.C., a comic book convention at the Washington Convention Center. "People forget this culture exists," Ariel Casey of Rockville said.

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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.