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FILE - This Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 file photo shows Robert Patton after being introduced as the new head of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in Oklahoma City. After just a few months on the job, the new director of Oklahoma’s prison system is pushing more inmates into vacant beds at work centers and halfway houses. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, 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.