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Obama Picks Michigan State To Win Men’s Basketball Title

Obama Picks Michigan State To Win Men’s Basketball TitleThe nation's "first basketball fan" has Michigan State winning it all in this year's NCAA Division I men's basketball championship.

Report: NSA Can Record, Store Phone Conversations Of Whole Countries

Report: NSA Can Record, Store Phone Conversations Of Whole CountriesThe United States has the capability to record "100 percent" of a country's phone calls, The Washington Post reports today citing people "with direct knowledge" and documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

West Is Ruled ‘By The Gun,’ Putin Says As He Annexes Crimea

West Is Ruled ‘By The Gun,’ Putin Says As He Annexes CrimeaWasting no time and showing no sign that he's concerned about Western objections or economic sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea on Tuesday.

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

Here Are The 24 Heroic Stories Behind Today’s Medals Of HonorOld 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 FundsWestern 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 RussiaCrimean 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 ReportedMembers 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.