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Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson holds up his NBA championship ring during a ceremony before the Lakers' basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson holds up his NBA championship ring during a ceremony before the Lakers' basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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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.