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Mark Memmott

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Top Stories: Crisis In Ukraine; Search For Missing Jet

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- More Satellite Images May Show Debris From Missing Jet

-- Buffett's Billion Dollars Are Safe As Upsets Bust Brackets

Other top stories:

-- "Russian troops surround Crimea airbase, issue ultimatum." (Reuters)

-- "Poles See Shades Of 1939 In ...

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Buffett's Billion Dollars Are Safe As Upsets Bust Brackets

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mercer University's stunning upset of Duke on Friday in the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship ruined most fans' brackets — the guesses they make before the 64 teams face each other about which team's going to win every game.

By Friday evening, though, there were still three ...

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More Satellite Images, But Still No Sure Sign Of Missing Jet

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Update at 11:15 a.m. ET. "The Object Was Not Sighted" Today Australian Authorities Say:

Aircraft searching the Indian Ocean on Saturday for any sign of a Malaysia Airlines jet that's been missing for two weeks did not spot the large object seen in a newly analyzed satellite image,

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Down Goes Duke In Biggest Upset So Far

Friday, March 21, 2014

We updated this post with the first shock of the day at 2:35 p.m. ET:

It's one-and-done for the Duke Blue Devils as their men's basketball team was beaten Friday by the Mercer Bears, 78-71, in the Division I men's basketball championship.

Mercer, a No. 14 seed in the Midwest ...

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In Hawaii, Sex With A Prostitute May Be Legal For Undercover Cops

Friday, March 21, 2014

"Honolulu police officers have urged lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that allows undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes during investigations," the Star Advertiser writes. The issue has come up as the state legislature considers a bill that sponsors say would strengthen several criminal statutes.

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Split Decisions: Ukraine Signs Up With EU, Russia Wraps Up Crimea

Friday, March 21, 2014

There will be few days that better symbolize the crisis in Ukraine.

On Friday:

As Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was signing an agreement on closer relations with the European Union ...

... Russian President Vladimir Putin was signing the laws his country has put ...

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Nothing So Far In Search For Debris From Malaysian Jet

Friday, March 21, 2014

We have woven some updates into this post.

Two weeks after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the first "credible lead" in the search for the Boeing 777 and the 239 people on board is still just that — a lead, not a discovery.

For a second ...

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Reds Pitcher Expected To Recover After Line Drive To Face

Thursday, March 20, 2014

All-Star relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds is expected to make a full recovery and pitch again despite the injuries he suffered Wednesday night when he was hit square in the face by batted ball.

He's due to have surgery today to repair fractures above his ...

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Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., whose tiny Westboro Baptist Church has protested outside the funerals of fallen soldiers and celebrities to spread its views about homosexuality and abortion, has died, according to news reports. He was 84.

A son, Timothy Phelps, tells WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kan., that his ...

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U.S. To Impose Sanctions On More Russian Officials

Thursday, March 20, 2014

More senior Russian officials are being added to the list of those who the U.S. will seek to penalize for their nation's interference in Ukraine's affairs, President Obama announced Thursday morning.

Without giving specifics, Obama said that additional officials who played a role in Russia's "illegal move" to annex Crimea ...

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Reprimand, $20K Fine, No Jail Time For General's Sexual Misconduct

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair avoided jail time Thursday and instead "was reprimanded and fined a total of $20,000 for inappropriate relationships with three subordinates in a closely watched court case," The Associated Press reports from Fort Bragg, N.C.

According to The New York Times, Sinclair ...

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Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Toward Lower End Of Recent Range

Thursday, March 20, 2014

There were 320,000 first-time claims filed for unemployment insurance last week, the Employment and Training Administration says.

While that's 5,000 more than were filed the week before, it's also a level that's at the lower end of the recent range for such claims and is roughly the pace ...

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Ukrainian Troops' Departure From Crimea Isn't A Simple Matter

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ukraine's plans to withdraw its troops from Crimea, which as we reported were announced Wednesday, have apparently been complicated by the issue of whether they will be allowed to take their weapons and other equipment with them.

NPR's Gregory Warner reports from the Crimean capital of Simferopol that ...

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Search For Missing Jet Focuses On Objects Seen Off Australia

Thursday, March 20, 2014

This post is being updated.

Satellite images showing objects floating in the Indian Ocean have focused the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the 239 people who were on board to an area about 1,500 miles southwest of Perth, Australia.

This is, in the words of acting ...

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Is Safe, FAA Team Concludes

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A year-long review of the Boeing 787, which experienced problems such as fuel leaks and a battery fire, has concluded that the plane is safe.

The Federal Aviation Administration reported Wednesday that a review team believes the aircraft, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner, "was soundly designed, met its ...

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Obama Picks Michigan State To Win Men's Basketball Title

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The nation's "first basketball fan" has Michigan State winning it all in this year's NCAA Division I men's basketball championship.

President Obama filled out his brackets for ESPN again this year. The sports network aired the president's pre-recorded appearance earlier today.

Why Michigan State?

"Tom Izzo is a ...

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Air France Relatives Have Sad Bond With Malaysia Air Families

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

As the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the 239 people on board has continued over the past 12 days, there have been many reminders about the fate of Air France Flight 447.

En route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, the jet and the 228 people ...

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