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New Orleans Saints first-round draft pick wide receiver Brandin Cooks, center, warms up during NFL football rookie camp, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Metairie, La. (AP Photo/Nola.com The Times-Picayune, Brett Duke) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT; THE BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE OUT.

New Orleans Saints first-round draft pick wide receiver Brandin Cooks, center, warms up during NFL football rookie camp, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Metairie, La. (AP Photo/Nola.com The Times-Picayune, Brett Duke) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT; THE BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE OUT.

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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.