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Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon tosses a ball back to a fan after autographing it prior to the start of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon tosses a ball back to a fan after autographing it prior to the start of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

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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.