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Chris Moore (right) and his wife, Dina (second from right), of Austin, Texas, enjoy the view from the veranda of the mansion at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate in Alexandria, Va., on July 4, 2012 (Associated Press)
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Chris Moore (right) and his wife, Dina (second from right), of Austin, Texas, enjoy the view from the veranda of the mansion at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate in Alexandria, Va., on July 4, 2012 (Associated Press)

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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.