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Iowa State's DeAndre Kane (50) gets past Kansas State's D.J. Johnson, right, to put up a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Iowa State's DeAndre Kane (50) gets past Kansas State's D.J. Johnson, right, to put up a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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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.