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Russia executes de facto takeover of Crimea region
Russia executed a de facto military takeover of a strategic region in Ukraine as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to proceed to protect Russian interests. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react to the swift takeover of Crimea by Russian troops already in Ukraine and more flown in, aided by pro-Russian Ukrainian groups.
Clinton advisers sought to soften her image
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s advisers sought to “humanize” what they saw as her stern, defensive public image during her husband’s White House days and as she embarked on her groundbreaking Senate campaign in New York.
Top officials at White House meeting on Ukraine
The U.S. is reviewing Russia’s military moves in Ukraine and trying to figure out how to respond.
California soaked but little drought help, damage
A storm that brought some of the highest rainfall totals to the Los Angeles area in years, including eight inches on some mountains, was just the beginning of what the region needs to pull out of a major drought.
Residents recall effort to desegregate the Varsity
“WHAT’LL YA HAVE?” goes the decades old slogan for the Varsity drive-thru restaurant chain. A naked dog or a cheeseburger is often the answer. But in the early 1960s, African-American Athenians marched on the restaurant’s Broad Street and Milledge Avenue location demanding a seat at the table.
Oscar horse race to be a photo finish
Many of the winners who will take home an Oscar on Sunday have long been forecast, their triumph made seemingly self-evident after months of anticipation. That is, except for one little category: best picture.
Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres is ready to dance
Seven years after her Oscar debut, Ellen DeGeneres is back.
Hopes up for sunnier US economy once winter fades
When the weather warms up, so, too, will the U.S. economy.
The only online dating ad you'll ever need
Wired magazine assembled a number of infographics this month of what makes for the most attractive online dating profile. It even included a list of the most appealing words men and women used in their profiles.
Red-light cameras click less as towns get Orwell off roads
The shutters clicked, the grainy photos were sent to the red-light violators and St. Louis raised $4.1 million last year. Now the vehicular version of "Candid Camera" may be ending, as it has in other U.S towns and cities.
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