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Pope Francis pays homage to a statue of the Virgin Mary during a ceremony to mark the closure of the month dedicated to the Virgin Mary in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on May 31, 2013. (Associated Press)
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Pope Francis pays homage to a statue of the Virgin Mary during a ceremony to mark the closure of the month dedicated to the Virgin Mary in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on May 31, 2013. (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.