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New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) stops Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) stops Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

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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.