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Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang, right, knocks Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner off of the puck during the second period of Game 6 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series Monday, April 28, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang, right, knocks Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner off of the puck during the second period of Game 6 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series Monday, April 28, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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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.