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Maryland's Seth Allen, left, jumps to block as Pittsburgh's James Robinson looks to shoot in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Maryland's Seth Allen, left, jumps to block as Pittsburgh's James Robinson looks to shoot in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

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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.