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Week In Politics: Ukraine And CPAC

Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Reihan Salam of National Review and Reuters. They discuss the U.S. role in Ukraine's ongoing crisis and the latest news from the Conservative Political Action Conference.
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Behind Ukraine's Political Strife: One Big Utility Bill

Ukraine pays most of its citizens' gas bills. That's become hugely expensive for the government — and it's central to the country's conflict with Russia.
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U.S. Steps In Response To Russia's Intervention In Ukraine

The U.S. has announced several moves, including a visa ban on some officials and the potential to freeze the assets of individuals and institutions involved in the unrest.
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El Salvador's New President

As Salvadorans choose between two candidates in a presidential runoff election, we explore the challenges the victor will face, including gangs, drugs and poverty.

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'Memory Wound' Will Cut Through Site Of Norway's Massacre

A right-wing extremist killed 77 people and injured hundreds more in 2011. The island where most of his victims were cut down will be bisected. The gap will be a reminder of those who were lost.
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Kim Jong Un's Right-Hand Man Resurfaces After Mysterious Absence

Choe Ryong Hae, believed to have replaced Kim's executed uncle, Jang Song Thaek, is being shown again on official television after disappearing from public view.
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Russian Lawmakers Welcome Separatist Steps By Crimea

The U.S. has condemned any move by Crimea to split from Ukraine, saying that would violate international law. But Russia's parliament is vowing to support such a decision.
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U.S. Knew Of 'Imminent' Move In Crimea, Top Official Says

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, tells NPR that U.S. decision-makers were given a week's notice that some Russian action was likely.
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Investors: Oversight Is Needed For Bitcoin To Become Mainstream

Bitcoin's growth was built on the idea it was a currency of the people, unattached to any central bank or regulating authority. But a major theft has put that vision to a tough test.
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House Backs Obama's Request To Back Loans For Ukraine

The crisis in Ukraine is galvanizing unusually swift bipartisan action on Capitol Hill. The GOP-led House voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to authorize a $1 billion loan guarantee for Ukraine.

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