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Mark Memmott

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Will Blood Be Shed In Crimea Before Diplomacy Can Work?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to deflect the concerns of Western leaders. Meanwhile, fears grow about confrontations between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian groups.

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Fate Of Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane Still A Mystery

Monday, March 10, 2014

The jet with 239 people on board disappeared early Saturday on a flight to Beijing. So far, a search in the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam hasn't turned up any definitive sign.

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Search For Malaysian Jet Spots Oil Slicks In Waters Off Vietnam

Saturday, March 08, 2014

An international search-and-rescue mission is scouring the waters off Vietnam's coast after a passenger jet carrying 239 people disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

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Tommy John Remembers Dr. Jobe, 'One Of The Greatest Surgeons'

Friday, March 07, 2014

John was the first major league pitcher to have the arm-saving surgery that has since saved many careers. The surgeon, Dr. Frank Jobe, died on Thursday. He was 88.

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'Memory Wound' Will Cut Through Site Of Norway's Massacre

Friday, March 07, 2014

A right-wing extremist killed 77 people and injured hundreds more in 2011. The island where most of his victims were cut down will be bisected. The gap will be a reminder of those who were lost.

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Top Stories: Latest News On Jobs; Latest News On Ukraine

Friday, March 07, 2014

Also: Dr. Frank Jobe, pioneer of "Tommy John surgery," dies; Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., apologizes for shutting off Democrat's microphone; and the LA Lakers suffer their worst defeat ever.

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Jobless Rate Ticks Up, But Job Growth Is Better Than Expected

Friday, March 07, 2014

There were 175,000 jobs added to payrolls last month. That's about 25,000 more than economists forecast. The unemployment rate, though, edged up to 6.7 percent from 6.6 percent in January.

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Russian Lawmakers Welcome Separatist Steps By Crimea

Friday, March 07, 2014

The U.S. has condemned any move by Crimea to split from Ukraine, saying that would violate international law. But Russia's parliament is vowing to support such a decision.

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VIDEO: Dalai Lama Prays Senators Will 'Act With A Pure Mind'

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The Buddhist spiritual leader delivered the U.S. Senate's opening prayer on Thursday. If the politicians heed his words, "happiness will follow," he says.

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Obama Condemns Russian 'Intervention' In Ukraine

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The world is "well beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over the heads of democratic leaders," the president said Thursday.

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Claims And Counterclaims Fly As CIA And Senate Exchange Fire

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Did the agency spy on Senate staffers? Did those Senate aides take classified documents from the CIA's headquarters? Investigators are sorting through the accusations.

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Layoffs Slow And Weekly Jobless Claims Dip

Thursday, March 06, 2014

On the eve of data about job growth and unemployment in February, the latest numbers are relatively good. Economists expect to hear Friday that the nation's jobless rate stayed at 6.6 percent.

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Top Stories: Ukraine Crisis; Health Care Extension

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Also: George Saunders wins the Story Prize; and the murder trial continues for "blade runner" Oscar Pistorius.

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UPDATE: Massachusetts Bans 'Upskirt' Photos

Thursday, March 06, 2014

After Judges in Massachusetts said a "peeping Tom" law doesn't apply to surreptitious shots taken from below women's skirts, lawmakers went to work rewriting the measure.

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'We Are Ready To Protect Our Country,' Ukrainian Leader Says

Thursday, March 06, 2014

While emphasizing he wants a diplomatic solution to the crisis and conceding his nation's military is far smaller than Russia's, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine has "the spirit" to defend itself.

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Putin Reportedly Joins List Of Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The Nobel committee says 278 people or institutions have been nominated for this year's prize. That's a record. Russia's leader is said to be among them. So is "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden.

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Ex-IRS Official Invokes 5th Amendment Again, Then Things Get Hot

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Lois Lerner has been at the center of a storm over the targeting of conservative groups. She wouldn't answer a House committee's questions. Then the panel's GOP chairman and ranking Democrat sparred.

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Don't Worry, They Say, 100-Foot Asteroid Will Miss Us Today

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Relatively speaking, though, it will be close. The rock is expected to whiz by around 4 p.m. ET at a distance that's a bit closer than from Earth to the moon.

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Job Growth Was Weak Again In February, ADP Survey Shows

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Bad weather may be at least partly to blame for the relatively low number of jobs added to private payrolls last month. Economists expect to hear more about February's slow growth later this week.

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Overruled: Gov. Says Kentucky Will Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Order

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Attorney Gen. Jack Conway won't defend state laws that bar recognition of same-sex marriages. So Gov. Steve Beshear says he'll bring in outside counsel to represent the state. Both men are Democrats.

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