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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2010 file photo, Franklin McCain speaks during the AFL-CIO conference in Greensboro, N.C. McCain, who helped spark a movement of nonviolent sit-in protests across the South by occupying a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in 1960, died late Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in North Carolina, according to his son, Frank McCain of Greensboro. He was 73. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey, File)

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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.