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In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, photo, Will Copes and his son, Joseph, 4, stand outside their house in Lynch Station, Va. His brother, Gregory Copes, a U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan, grew up in the home. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)
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In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, photo, Will Copes and his son, Joseph, 4, stand outside their house in Lynch Station, Va. His brother, Gregory Copes, a U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan, grew up in the home. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)

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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.