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Washington Capitals goalie Jaroslav Halak (41), from the Czech Republic, is replaced by goalie Braden Holtby (70) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington Capitals goalie Jaroslav Halak (41), from the Czech Republic, is replaced by goalie Braden Holtby (70) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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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.