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Will Blood Be Shed In Crimea Before Diplomacy Can Work?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Russia continues to try to wrest control of Crimea from Ukraine and now has an estimated 20,000 troops there, Bloomberg News reports.

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again deflected the concerns of Western leaders. Reuters reports that, according to the Kremlin, Putin told German ...

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Fate Of Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane Still A Mystery

Monday, March 10, 2014

We'll be updating this post throughout the day on Monday.

Nearly three days after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, there's still no definitive trace of the Boeing 777 or the 239 people who were on board.

As of Monday evening in Malaysia, none of the clues ...

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Search For Malaysian Jet Spots Oil Slicks In Waters Off Vietnam

Saturday, March 08, 2014

For the latest news, visit our new post about the missing flight.

Vietnamese military planes report seeing two oil slicks off the country's coast that could be a sign of a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet Saturday. Officials say the search for the jet continues and that ships are ...

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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

If you've had a chance to visit the Sept. 11 memorials at ground zero in Manhattan, the Pentagon and western Pennsylvania — or perhaps have been to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. — then you have a sense of the ...

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

Friday, March 07, 2014

This post has been updated.

The nation's unemployment rate edged up to 6.7 percent in February from 6.6 percent the month before, but employers added more jobs than expected, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

According to BLS, the number of jobs on public and private payrolls ...

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Russian Lawmakers Welcome Separatist Steps By Crimea

Friday, March 07, 2014

One day after President Obama condemned steps taken by Crimea's parliament to leave Ukraine and join the Russian Federation, Russian lawmakers are welcoming such a move by Crimean separatists.

"Russia's parliament gave its defiant support Friday to Crimean lawmakers who want to see their region split from Ukraine ...

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

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The U.S. Senate's opening prayer on Thursday was delivered by the Dalai Lama — in his words, "a simple Buddhist monk."

The Tibetan spiritual leader has been in the U.S. for several weeks and his itinerary has included a White House meeting with President Obama, over the strong objections of ...

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Obama Condemns Russian 'Intervention' In Ukraine

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Referring to Russia's actions in Crimea as an "intervention" and saying the U.S. will continue to "mobilize the international community to condemn this violation of international law," President Obama just delivered some of his most extensive remarks to date about the crisis in Ukraine.

In laying out his ...

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Claims And Counterclaims Fly As CIA And Senate Exchange Fire

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The Central Intelligence Agency and one of the congressional panels that oversees its work, the Senate Intelligence Committee, are in what looks to be an increasingly bitter battle over just who's been behaving improperly.

McClatchyDC and The New York Times have been rolling out stories this week about claims that ...

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Layoffs Slow And Weekly Jobless Claims Dip

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The last two bits of economic news before Friday's much-anticipated jobs report are both at least modestly positive:

-- There were 323,000 first-time claims filed for jobless benefits last week, down 26,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says. Claims touched a three-month low.

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UPDATE: Massachusetts Bans 'Upskirt' Photos

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Update at 11:50 a.m. ET, March 7: Governor Signs New Ban:

"Two days after the state's highest court sparked outrage when it ruled that state law allows people to take such photos, Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill today to ban the practice, known as 'upskirting,' " the ...

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

Thursday, March 06, 2014

We're updating this post as the day continues.

While conceding that his nation can't come close to the military power of Russia, the interim prime minister of Ukraine said Thursday that "we are ready to protect our country" if Russia does not stop its "military aggression" in Crimea.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk ...

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Putin Reportedly Joins List Of Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin is among the 278 nominees for a 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, according to Peace Research Institute Oslo, an institution that closely tracks the Nobel committee's work.

Putin, who of course is now at the center of one of the world's most dangerous situations — ...

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

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

As she's done before, the woman at the center of the political storm over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of some conservative groups from 2010 into 2012 invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions during a brief appearance before a congressional committee on Wednesday.

Questioned repeatedly ...

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

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Don't say you weren't warned.

But also don't worry, the experts say.

As we wrote last month when an asteroid measuring about 900 feet long passed near enough to Earth to generate headlines about a "close encounter," more rocks are always headed our way.

And as

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Job Growth Was Weak Again In February, ADP Survey Shows

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Private employers added only 139,000 jobs to their payrolls in February and job growth in January was even less than previously thought, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.

The news is a sign that Friday's much-anticipated employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics also may ...

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