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Sen. Coats: Get tough

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 7:12pm
In response to Russia's invasion and annexation of parts of Ukraine, President Obama this week announced new sanctions against 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials.
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Ukraine beefing up defenses

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 6:58pm
Ukraine is recruiting tens of thousands of troops, preparing to defend itself. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
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Husband: I don't believe in miracles

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 6:13pm
Malaysia Airlines offered to fly K.S. Narendran to Kuala Lumpur after Flight 370 vanished with his wife aboard. He declined.
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In this mystery, all leads are checked

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 6:08pm
Searchers find no signs of debris in the ocean, but the list of questions grows.
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2 days of reckoning for Obamacare

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 5:52pm
This year's first day of reckoning for President Barack Obama's signature domestic initiative is fast approaching. The second is seven-plus months away.
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Medical marijuana

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 5:34pm
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Mom's desperate plea to drug company

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:45pm
Parents of a young cancer survivor are pleading with a drug company to help their son live.
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Instagram's favorite grandma

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:39pm
I once uploaded an Instagram of me at Old Navy trying to get all kissy-face with a mannequin. At the time it seemed like a good idea, but she was rather unresponsive.
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Don't blame my great-granddad, Putin

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:30pm
It's official, Crimea is Russian. In the words of Vladimir Putin, "In people's hearts and minds, Crimea has always been an inseparable part of Russia." Indeed Russia said that in Sunday's referendum 97% of its participants, mostly ethnic Russians, insisted that to belong to the Great Russia versus Small Russia (Malorossiya, another name for Ukraine) had been their dream for 60 years since the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, my great-grandfather, transferred the peninsula's jurisdiction to Kiev.
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Bergen: Bin Laden bombshell? Prove it

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:24pm
The New York Times magazine is running a bombshell story alleging that the Pakistanis knew all along that Osama bin Laden was living for years in his longtime hiding place in the northern Pakistan city of Abbottabad, where he was killed by a U.S. Navy SEAL team on May 2, 2011.
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Where on Earth are people happiest?

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:12pm
Is there pixie dust mixed into the food and drink of the happiest places on Earth? Or is it something in the crisp clear air of many of the world's happiest nations?
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Flight 370

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:02pm
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday that his country owes it to the families and friends of those on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to try to solve the "extraordinary riddle" of what has happened to the plane.
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Motel fire on New Jersey shore kills 3

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 2:13pm
A fire raced through a motel on the New Jersey shore early Friday, killing three people, injuring eight others and prompting authorities to scramble for the whereabouts of about 10 others, the Ocean County prosecutor said.
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