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Milwaukee Bucks' Larry Sanders (8) makes a shot over Orlando Magic's Jameer Nelson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Milwaukee Bucks' Larry Sanders (8) makes a shot over Orlando Magic's Jameer Nelson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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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.