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Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, planned to vote against advancing the bill that would have repealed "don't ask, don't tell" unless Democrats agreed to extend debate so that her colleagues could weigh in on other issues. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, planned to vote against advancing the bill that would have repealed "don't ask, don't tell" unless Democrats agreed to extend debate so that her colleagues could weigh in on other issues. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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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.