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Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (9) sits on the bench during overtime in Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Oklahoma City won 92-89. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (9) sits on the bench during overtime in Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Oklahoma City won 92-89. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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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.