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The civilian space travel industry is looking to states like New Mexico to expand legal protection if things go wrong. SpaceShipTwo is shown being carried to Spaceport America in New Mexico. (Associated Press)
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The civilian space travel industry is looking to states like New Mexico to expand legal protection if things go wrong. SpaceShipTwo is shown being carried to Spaceport America in New Mexico. (Associated Press)

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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.