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New York Rangers' Alain Vigneault, upper right, argues a call with referee Dan O'Halloran (13) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, Sunday, March 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York Rangers' Alain Vigneault, upper right, argues a call with referee Dan O'Halloran (13) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, Sunday, March 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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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.