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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with Olympic volunteers in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Presidential Press Service, Alexei Nikolsky)

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Pope Francis waves as he leaves at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, photo, Austin Moore, 18, lines up with other job seekers during a career fair at a hotel in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2014, file photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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A man inspects an ice covered downed tree that took out an utility line and landed atop a minivan, after a winter storm Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 photo, the control tower at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, in Linthicum, Md., is seen. (AP Photo/The Capital, Paul W. Gillespie)
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, a warning buoy sits on the dry, cracked bed of Lake Mendocino near Ukiah, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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FILE - The NFL says CBS will televise eight of its Thursday night games next season. The leagues says the contract is for one year, and they have an option to extend it for 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. U.N. CHIEF DENOUNCES ATTACKS ON GAYS

Ban Ki-moon condemns attacks and discrimination against homosexuals, an issue that has overshadowed preparations for the Sochi Olympics.

2. HOW PONTIFF MAY RESPOND TO U.N. REPORT ON ABUSE

In a first, Vatican officials suggest Pope Francis may sanction bishops for having covered up for abusive priests.

3. FEARS OF SLOWDOWN SHARPEN FOCUS ON HIRING

A robust U.S. jobs report Friday would help soothe those jitters.

4. HOW HAGEL IS DEALING WITH ETHICAL LAPSES IN MILITARY

The defense secretary orders Pentagon leaders to "put renewed emphasis on developing moral character and moral courage in our force."

5. WHAT THE FALLOUT IS FROM LATEST NORTHEAST STORM

Hundreds of thousands of residents may be without power for days as utility crews work feverishly to restore electricity.

6. FAA TO EXAMINE AIRPORT TOWERS

AP's Jessica Gresko finds the agency will probe the lightning protection systems at hundreds of towers after a bolt injured an air traffic controller in Baltimore.

7. CALIFORNIA TOWN'S WATER SHORTAGE STOKES FEARS OF FUTURE

With the Golden State in an extreme drought, water supplies in some northern rural areas are imperiled as reservoirs dwindle and local streams dry up.

8. PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN REMEMBERED

Broadway theaters dim their lights in memory of the Tony Award-nominated actor as members of the theater community hold a candlelight vigil.

9. LOOK WHO'S TURNING 50

G.I. Joe, called the world's first action figure, is being celebrated by collectors and the toy maker that introduced it just before the Vietnam War.

10. WHO'S EXPANDING ITS NFL COVERAGE

CBS wins the NFL Network's rights to air eight Thursday night games next season.

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