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Carolina Hurricanes' Alexander Semin (28), of Russia, shoots and scores on Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Carolina Hurricanes' Alexander Semin (28), of Russia, shoots and scores on Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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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.