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Here Are The 24 Heroic Stories Behind Today’s Medals Of Honor

Here Are The 24 Heroic Stories Behind Today’s Medals Of Honor

Old wrongs will be righted Tuesday afternoon, as The Associated Press says, when President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans.

Interior Secretary: 1 Percent Of Wildfires Take 30 Percent Of Funds

Interior Secretary: 1 Percent Of Wildfires Take 30 Percent Of Funds

Western lawmakers and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urge changes to the way America pays to fight and recover from wildfires, starting with preserving money that’s meant for fire prevention.

U.S. And EU Impose Sanctions As Crimea Asks To Join Russia

U.S. And EU Impose Sanctions As Crimea Asks To Join Russia

Crimean officials say more than 95 percent of those who voted in Sunday’s referendum endorsed the idea of joining the Russian Federation. There were, however, complaints about the vote and some signs of intimidation.

Obama: If You ‘Work More, You Should Get Paid More’

Obama: If You ‘Work More, You Should Get Paid More’

Flanked by a cadre of salaried workers, President Obama signed a memo directing his labor secretary to rewrite the rules governing overtime in the country.

Crimean Parliament Passes ‘Declaration Of Independence’

Crimean Parliament Passes ‘Declaration Of Independence’

“Crimea’s regional legislature on Tuesday adopted a ‘declaration of independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea,’ ” The Associated Press reports. “The document specified that Crimea will become an independent state if its residents vote on Sunday in favor of joining Russia.”

Will Blood Be Shed In Crimea Before Diplomacy Can Work?

Will Blood Be Shed In Crimea Before Diplomacy Can Work?

Russia continues to try to wrest control of Crimea from Ukraine and now has an estimated 20,000 troops there, Bloomberg News reports.

Ukraine: Military Standoffs And High Tensions Reported

Ukraine: Military Standoffs And High Tensions Reported

Members of pro-Russian forces and Ukraine’s military have engaged in several tense standoffs in the largely autonomous region of Crimea, but they have also avoided violence in what’s widely seen as a dangerous and uncertain situation. Diplomats are still working to find a possible solution.

Russian Lawmakers Welcome Separatist Steps By Crimea

Russian Lawmakers Welcome Separatist Steps By Crimea

One day after President Obama condemned steps taken by Crimea’s parliament to leave Ukraine and join the Russian Federation, Russian lawmakers are welcoming such a move by Crimean separatists.

‘We Are Ready To Protect Our Country,’ Ukrainian Leader Says

‘We Are Ready To Protect Our Country,’ Ukrainian Leader Says

While conceding that his nation can’t come close to the military power of Russia, the interim prime minister of Ukraine said Thursday that “we are ready to protect our country” if Russia does not stop its “military aggression” in Crimea.

‘The Fact Is These Are Russian Forces,’ Says Ukraine’s Ambassador To U.S.

‘The Fact Is These Are Russian Forces,’ Says Ukraine’s Ambassador To U.S.

Despite what Russia’s President Vladimir Putin might say, the country’s approach to Ukraine is a “gross violation of international law,” says Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S., Olexander Motsyk.