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Creighton's Doug McDermott (3) shoots against St. John's Orlando Sanchez (33), of the Dominican Republic, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Creighton's Doug McDermott (3) shoots against St. John's Orlando Sanchez (33), of the Dominican Republic, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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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.