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March 23, 2014

In Other News, March 23

Editor’s note: “In Other News” is a list of state, national and global headlines compiled by The Daily Citizen news staff. To suggest a story, email the appropriate link to The deadline is 3 p.m.

St. Louis mother furious after being arrested for consoling son

A mother trying to pick her special needs son up from school winds up in handcuffs and puts the school on lockdown. — KMOV

Teen killed by train saved girlfriend from being hit

MARYSVILLE, Calif. — One teen is dead, another is in critical condition Saturday night when a train hit them as they walked along the railroad tracks, near the Earle Yorton Little League Park in Marysville. — News 10

3 elephants escape circus, damage cars in Missouri

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Three elephants escaped a circus in Missouri on Saturday, roamed the parking lot and damaged multiple cars, police said. No one was injured. — USA Today

Same-sex marriages on hold in Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Keith Orr and Martin Contreras waited 27 years to get married, but their legal union turned into a whirlwind during a brief window this weekend when same-sex marriage became legal in Michigan. — The Wall Street Journal

Twitter plans to phase out the hashtags, @ and #

Twitter recently announced that they are going to remove the @ and # symbols from their user interface. The announcement was made in Denver during an event organized by the Newspaper Association of America. Twitter’s head of news, Vivian Schiller, reported that the use of at-replies and hashtags may be confusing and might scare away potential new users of the social network. She also implied that Twitter’s newer versions may not support these symbols anymore. — Headlines & Global News

U.S. lawmakers, on visit to Ukraine, call for continued aid against Russian threat

KIEV — A congressional delegation visiting Kiev said Sunday that Ukrainian officials were deeply concerned by a Russian troop buildup, worried that an unpredictable President Vladimir Putin could make a foray into eastern Ukraine and determined to fight back if he did. — The Washington Post

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