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Russian Lawmakers Welcome Separatist Steps By Crimea

Russian Lawmakers Welcome Separatist Steps By CrimeaOne 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 SaysWhile 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.

National Council Of La Raza Dubs Obama ‘Deporter-In-Chief’

National Council Of La Raza Dubs Obama ‘Deporter-In-Chief’The nation's largest Latino advocacy organization is taking its gloves off against one of its traditional allies.

U.S., EU Threaten Russia With Sanctions Over Ukraine

U.S., EU Threaten Russia With Sanctions Over UkraineThe United States and the European Union are threatening Moscow with sanctions over Russia's move to dispatch troops into Ukrainian territory.

Boy Scouts’ Ban On Gay Leaders Leads Disney To End Grants

Boy Scouts’ Ban On Gay Leaders Leads Disney To End GrantsThe Boy Scouts of America are facing more fallout over their ban on openly gay leaders — this time from Walt Disney World, which has cut off funding through its employee volunteer program.

13 Workers Exposed To Radiation At N.M. Nuclear Waste Dump

13 Workers Exposed To Radiation At N.M. Nuclear Waste DumpOfficials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico have disclosed that 13 employees inhaled radioactive material after a major accident earlier this month.

Russia’s Parliament Approves Putin’s Call For Troops In Ukraine

Russia’s Parliament Approves Putin’s Call For Troops In UkraineRussia's parliament has unanimously approved a request by President Vladimir Putin to authorize the intervention of Moscow's forces in Ukraine until "the normalization of the political situation" there. In response, Ukraine put its own forces on alert and warned that a Russian invasion would spark war between the two countries.

Arizona Gov. Brewer Vetoes Controversial Bill

Arizona Gov. Brewer Vetoes Controversial BillArizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she has vetoed controversial legislation that would have allowed business owners in her state to refuse to serve gays and others if those customers somehow offended the proprietors' religious beliefs.

Putin Flexes Moscow’s Military Muscles, Puts Army On Alert

Putin Flexes Moscow’s Military Muscles, Puts Army On AlertPresident Vladimir Putin ordered an urgent drill to test the combat readiness of the armed forces across western Russia on Wednesday, news agencies reported, flexing Moscow's military muscle amid tension with the West over Ukraine.