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Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, right, holds his NL MVP trophy and his Silver Slugger award as he poses with former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds, center, and former Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Dick Groat, both former NL baseball MVP award winners with the Pirates, during opening day ceremonies before a baseball game between the Pirates and Chicago Cubs on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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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.