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Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Thousands of police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked the large opposition camp in Ukraine's capital that has been the center of nearly three months of anti-government protests on Tuesday, after at least nine people were killed in street clashes. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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FILE -In this Dec. 11, 2012, file photo, part of the containment vessel for a new nuclear reactor at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant is under construction in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 workers, Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst said Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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In this photo taken,Wednesday, Dec, 4, 2013. A Somali traffic police man hold his hand and stands near a street signal to try and stops cars as the traffic light flashes red. Mogadishu in recent months has started to install road signs for the first time after decades of lawlessness left a culture of “anything goes” on the road. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. UKRAINE PRESIDENT BLAMES OPPOSITION LEADERS FOR ERUPTION OF VIOLENCE

Yanukovych says he has tried to compromise with protesters; government ministry says 25 killed, hundreds injured in clashes.

2. OBAMA ADMINISTRATION STRUGGLING FOR NEW STRATEGY ON SYRIA

As peace talks falter and civil war drags on, U.S. is reconsidering old ideas, including more help for Western-backed rebels.

3. NUCLEAR POWER PLANT TO GET FEDERAL LOAN GUARANTEES

Energy Department to approve $6.5 billion for plant in Georgia. When finished around 2018, it will be first in the U.S. in more than 30 years.

4. HOW INCREASE IN MINIMUM WAGE WOULD AFFECT EMPLOYMENT

Rise to $10.10 an hour by 2016 would give 16.5 million people a raise but cost about 500,000 jobs, Congress' nonpartisan analysts say.

5. SOCHI NOT ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

AP's Oskar Garcia finds that with Paralympics less than three weeks away, Olympic Park and its venues not entirely barrier-free.

6. WHERE CULTURE OF "ANYTHING GOES" ON THE ROAD IS BEING REINED IN

Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, is installing stoplights, road signs for the first time in effort to end traffic lawlessness.

7. WHAT IS WORSE THAN SNOW FALLING FROM THE SKY

City dwellers dealing with icicles, chunks of frozen snow raining down from skyscrapers. Architects say energy-efficient new buildings may be the worst.

8. EAGLES MAKE MICHIGAN POWER PLANT WARM WINTER HOME

A Michigan utility has welcomed a flock of visitors to the state's biggest power plant this winter. But they aren't all that personable.

9. READ OUR 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT POWERBALL JACKPOT

Here's one: The odds of winning tonight's $400 million drawing, which are 1-in-175 million, don't change as the jackpot grows.

10. JIMMY FALLON'S DEBUT A RATINGS WINNER FOR NBC

"The Tonight Show" drew 11.3 million viewers Monday night, but fell short of the 14.6 million when Jay Leno signed off Feb. 6.

The Journal Gazette contributed to this report.

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