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San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, right, throws to first base after forcing out Atlanta Braves' Justin Upton (8) at second on a double play hit into by Freddie Freeman during the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo)

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, right, throws to first base after forcing out Atlanta Braves' Justin Upton (8) at second on a double play hit into by Freddie Freeman during the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo)

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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.