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Ukraine's Political Crisis

Ukraine's political crisis entered a new phase over the weekend as embattled President Viktor Yanukovych fled the capital and Parliament named its speaker as interim head of state, with plans to form a temporary government this week.

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Photos: Kiev's Independence Square Before And After

The center of Ukraine's capital has been the scene of protests for several months, and this week dozens of people died there. Quick looks at the site from before and after the unrest are revealing.
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Good Work On Those 'Feeli The Finnish Reindeer' Lyrics

News about how herders in Finland are experimenting with shiny antlers to keep their animals from being hit by vehicles has inspired some amusing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" parodies.
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Australian Police Wait For Suspect To Unload Rare Diamond

The diamond worth $180,000 was swiped from a jewelry store by a man who fled on a bicycle. They're pretty sure he swallowed the loot. But they need firm evidence.
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Breakthrough? Ukrainian President, Opposition Leaders Reach Deal

The deadly crisis may be coming to an end. President Viktor Yanukovych and three leaders of the protests against his government agreed on a plan for a unity government and new elections.
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Ukraine: Deal Reached At Crisis Talks

The office of president Viktor Yanukovich says a deal has been reached with opposition leaders to stop the violence in the capital Kiev. Scores of people have died in two days of clashes.
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Stronghold Of Ukrainian Nationalism Declares Autonomy

The city administration in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv has declared autonomy from the government of President Viktor Yanukovych. David Greene talks to Lviv resident Volodymyr Valkov.
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World's Best Slalom Skier Prepares For Olympic Event

Eighteen-year-old American Mikaela Shiffrin is the favorite in Friday's women's slalom at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Three other Americans are also in the field of 88.
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Sen. Tim Kaine Looks For Egypt's Steps Toward Democracy

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia is on a Middle East tour. From Cairo, Kaine talks to Steve Inskeep about U.S. aid to Egypt and what he's observing as the country sets out on a path to democracy.
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Maryland Bill May Require Holocaust Reparations From Rail Company

SNCF, whose subsidiary is bidding on a $6 billion light rail project in Maryland, transported thousands of victims to concentration camps in Nazi-occupied France. The company says it's not obligated.

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