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Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards, top, and Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards, top, and Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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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.