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Crimea’s Leader Cements Power, Asks Moscow’s Help – ABC News

ABC NewsThe pro-Russian prime minister of Ukraine’s Crimea region claimed control of the military and police there Saturday and appealed to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for help in keeping peace, sharpening the discord between the two Slavic neighbor …Pro-Russia leader of Crimea claims military control, coordinates with Russian …Washington PostUkraine Refuses to Act Against Russian […]

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Thai protesters scale back rallies – Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleOpposition protesters in Thailand have been dismantling barricades in the capital, Bangkok, in the wake of renewed violence. A city park is becoming the focus for rallies aimed at bringing down the government. Anti-government protesters’ tents are set up …Thailand protesters retreatIndependent OnlineThai Protesters Scale Back DemonstrationsVoice of AmericaThai tensions ease… for nowiAfrica.comReuters –Washington […]

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A ‘deeply concerned’ Obama warns Russia against action in Crimea – Washington Post

Washington PostSEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Heightened Russian military activity in Crimea on Friday prompted a stern warning from President Obama and a deepening sense of crisis among the leaders of the new Ukrainian government in Kiev. U.S. officials said Russian …Ukraine crisis: Crimea leader appeals to Putin for helpBBC NewsArmed men seize two airports in Ukraine’s […]

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Russia Warned Over Unrest in Ukraine’s Crimea Region – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalArmed men wearing camouflage but bearing no identifying insignia were occupying the perimeter of Simferopol Airport in the pro-Russia region of Crimea, Ukraine. Photo: Getty Images. Ukraine’s new government appeared to lose control over the restive …Armed men seize two airports in Ukraine’s Crimea, Yanukovich reappearsReutersCrimean leader claims control, asks Putin for helpUSA […]

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Comic arrested for intoxication at Canada casino – Washington Post

Washington PostWINDSOR, Ontario — A Canada casino says a performance by U.S. comic George Lopez will go on as scheduled Friday after he was arrested for alleged public intoxication. Ceasars Windsor spokeswoman Jhoan Baluyot says the show is continuing as …George Lopez jokes about his arrest for public intoxication after passing out on …Daily MailGeorge […]

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Death toll from Venezuela street protests rises to 18 – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukScattered barricades blocked streets and protesters battled police in some Caracas neighbourhoods Friday even while life went on as usual in others as a political standoff persisted through the second day of national holidays. In spite of the long weekend …Slum Dwellers in Caracas Ask, What Protests?New York TimesMaduro sends Venezuelans to beach in bid […]

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Slum Dwellers in Caracas Ask, What Protests? – New York Times

New York TimesAntigovernment protesters blocking a street in San Cristóbal, in western Venezuela, decorated their barrier like a beach scene. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times. the main story. the main story. …Jailed Venezuela protest leader mocks Maduro’s talksReutersFrom Prison, Former Mayor Galvanizes Venezuela OppositionWall Street JournalScott, Rubio boost sanctions push, bash Obama […]

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Tensions Mounting as Ukraine Accuses Russia of Invading Crimea – Businessweek

BusinessweekUkraine’s acting president accused Russia of invading his country’s southern Crimea region, where unidentified gunmen seized airports and other facilities, fueling tension as the interim Ukrainian government took office. Russia has “started a naked …President Obama blunt in warning Russia not to intervene in UkraineLos Angeles TimesUkraine calls Russian troops an ‘invasion’Washington PostUkraine’s Acting President […]

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Obama warns Russia of ‘costs’ for intervention in Ukraine – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that military intervention in Ukraine would lead to “costs,” as tension with old foe President Vladimir Putin rose in a Cold War-style crisis. “We are now deeply concerned by reports …Russia Warned Over Unrest in Ukraine’s Crimea RegionWall Street JournalObama warns Russia against Ukraine intervention, […]

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Venezuelan protests persist at start of holiday – Washington Post

Washington PostCARACAS, Venezuela — The start of a weeklong string of holidays leading up to the March 5 anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez’s death did not completely pull protesters from the streets Thursday as the government apparently hoped. Hundreds of …Street Protests Continue in VenezuelaABC News17 Have now died in Venezuela protestsFox News LatinoVenezuela […]

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Ukraine airline says Crimea airspace closed after gunmen show up at airports – Fox News

Fox NewsKIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine International Airlines says it has canceled flights to and from the regional capital of Crimea due to the closure of the airspace over the peninsula. The announcement, which did not say who had closed the airspace, came after heavily …Ukraine crisis: ‘Russians’ occupy Crimea airportsBBC NewsIs it too late for […]

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Migrants flock to Spanish enclave of Melilla – Washington Post

Washington PostHundreds of people from neighboring Morocco have been storming the border fence to get into Europe. Feb. 28, 2014 Would-be immigrants jump over a fence into the North African Spanish enclave of Melilla. More than 200 migrants stormed across a …African migrants storm border into Spain’s MelillaeuronewsOver 200 migrants storm reception center at Morocco-Spain […]

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Pro-Russia separatists flex muscles in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula – Washington Post

Washington PostSIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Several hundred armed men in green camouflage, without insignia and carrying military-style automatic rifles, entered and secured areas of the civilian airport in Crimea’s regional capital of Simferopol early Friday. Video taken at the …Ukraine crisis: Latest updatesBBC NewsUPDATE 2-Fugitive Yanukovich urges Russia’s Putin to take firm line over UkraineReutersUkraine: Russian […]

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Belfort gives up title shot after Nevada bans TRT – Washington Post

Washington PostVitor Belfort dropped out of his upcoming UFC middleweight title shot on Thursday a few hours after the Nevada Athletic Commission banned testosterone replacement therapy. Belfort was scheduled to fight 185-pound champion Chris Weidman at UFC 173 …Despite Nevada’s TRT ban, Brazil commission likely to approve Dan Henderson …MMATorchBrazil to follow Nevada’s lead and […]

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Panthers re-sign K Graham Gano to 4-year deal – Washington Post

Washington PostCHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers say they have re-signed kicker Graham Gano to a four-year contract. Gano was set to become an unrestricted free agent. Financial terms were not released Friday. TOPSHOTS A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for …Graham Gano signs 4-year dealESPNPanthers sign Graham Gano to four-year dealNFL.comPanthers sign Gano to […]

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Ukraine crisis: Crimean airports occupied – BBC News

BBC Newstweets: Numerous military trucks without markings without plates moving around #Sevastopol. #Ukraine #maidan #euromaidan pic.twitter.com/jiEqAc2WiH. 10:31: Breaking News. Ukraine’s interim President, Olexander Turchynov, has dismissed the head of …Russian gunmen patrol airports in tense Crimean standoffLos Angeles TimesArmed Men Occupy Two Airports in Ukraine’s CrimeaWall Street JournalArmed Men Take Over 2 Airports in CrimeaNew […]

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Japan minister calls bitcoin ‘collapse’ expected – Washington Post

Washington PostTOKYO — Japan’s finance minister scoffed at bitcoin woes as inevitable Friday, and Vietnam banned the virtual currency, but enthusiasm was undimmed among its supporters in the aftermath of the apparent collapse of a major exchange. The unplugging …Mt. Gox in bankruptcy, says may have lost all its bitcoins to hackersReutersBitcoin exchange Mt. Gox […]

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US Moves Toward Atlantic Oil Exploration, Stirring Debate Over Sea Life – New York Times

New York TimesA blue whale near rigs off Southern California. Experts disagree on the effects of seismic surveys on sea mammals. Credit David McNew/Getty Images. the main story. the main story. the main story Share …Rules set for oil testing in Atlantic OceanGreenville NewsFeds unveil drilling studyLongview News-JournalUS regulators say seismic testing can be done […]

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TSA agent nearly rejects Washington, DC , driver’s license, sparking outrage – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsTo some parts of the country, Washington, D.C., might as well be its own nation. A Washington resident was flabbergasted earlier this month when a Phoenix Transportation Security Administration agent nearly rejected the woman’s city-issued …TSA agent didn’t know where Washington, DC wasNew York PostDC resident: TSA agent questioned if license from […]

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Nevada commission bans testosterone replacement – Washington Post

Washington PostLAS VEGAS — Nevada state regulators are banning mixed martial arts fighters from using testosterone replacement therapy. The Nevada Athletic Commission voted unanimously Thursday in Las Vegas to quit granting therapeutic use exemptions for fighters …Nevada commission bans TRT exemptions, urges other states to followFOXSports.comNSAC votes to ban TRTABC NewsDana White says UFC will […]

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Why Aren’t Christie, Zuckerberg, and Booker Defending Newark’s School Chief? – Businessweek

BusinessweekChris Christie, second from left, Cami Anderson, superintendent of the Newark schools, third from left, and Corey Booker, right, visit Science Park High School in Newark, N.J., in 2011. Remember when Facebook (FB) founder Mark Zuckerberg joined forces …Chris Christie faces new uproar in states largest cityPoliticoWhat Are Cami Anderson and Chris Christie Doing Wrong […]

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Clueless TSA agent had no idea where Washington, DC was – New York Post

New York PostA geographically-challenged airport security agent nearly turned away a woman with a valid Washington, DC identification card — because she had no clue where the District was, or that it’s just as legit as a state. Ashley Brandt was traveling back …DC resident: TSA agent questioned if license from nation’s capital was valid […]

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Why has no one asked Chris Christie about Bridgegate? – Washington Post (blog)

Why has no one asked Chris Christie about Bridgegate?Washington Post (blog)Over the last two weeks, Chris Christie has spent several hours fielding questions from New Jerseyans in two town halls — the 110th and 111th of his governorship. He’s taken questions by the score about the recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy …Chris Christie Live! Embattled […]

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US Attorney General Eric Holder Rushed to Washington DC Hospital – The Root

The RootA Justice Department official released the following statement viewed by NBC Washington: “During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, the Attorney General began experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath. As a …Attorney General Eric Holder Taken to MedStar Washington Hospital CenterNBC4 WashingtonEric Holder Taken to D.C. HospitalComcast SportsNet WashingtonAG Eric Holder […]