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Indianapolis 500 winner  Ryan Hunter-Reay is seen in the pit area after a practice session for the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix auto race on Belle Isle in Detroit, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Brodbeck)

Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay is seen in the pit area after a practice session for the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix auto race on Belle Isle in Detroit, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Brodbeck)

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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.