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Director Roman Polanski speaks during a press conference for Venus in Fur at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Director Roman Polanski speaks during a press conference for Venus in Fur at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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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.