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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, of Slovakia, congratulates goalie Chad Johnson after the 4-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, of Slovakia, congratulates goalie Chad Johnson after the 4-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

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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.