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Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) reacts after giving up a two-run homer to New York Mets' Taylor Teagarden in the first inning of a exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) reacts after giving up a two-run homer to New York Mets' Taylor Teagarden in the first inning of a exhibition baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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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.