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Washington Capitals' Eric Fehr (16) battles Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46) and Shawn Thornton (22) for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Washington Capitals' Eric Fehr (16) battles Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46) and Shawn Thornton (22) for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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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.