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Providence coach Ed Cooley calls out to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Seton Hall in the semifinals of the Big East Conference men's tournament Friday, March 14, 2014, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Providence coach Ed Cooley calls out to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Seton Hall in the semifinals of the Big East Conference men's tournament Friday, March 14, 2014, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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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.