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** FILE ** In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, trader Steven Kaplan, center, checks prices as he waits for shares of AIG to resume trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The rating agency Standard & Poor’s stunned the world a year ago by stripping the U.S. government of its prized AAA bond rating. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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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.