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Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, talks on his phone just off the Senate floor following lunch with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, talks on his phone just off the Senate floor following lunch with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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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.