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Russian solders walk as a local resident waves with Russian flag outside of a Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalne, outside of Simferopol, Ukraine, on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Hundreds of armed men in trucks and armored vehicles surrounded the Ukrainian military base Sunday in Crimea, blocking its soldiers from leaving. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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Director Steve McQueen, left, speaks while he and the cast and crew of "12 Years a Slave" accept the award for best picture during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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This image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a "selfie" portrait on a cell phone during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ellen DeGeneres)
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A city plow removes snow from an intersection along 6th Street in Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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Oscar Pistorius is watched by June Steenkamp, 2nd right, the mother of Reeva Steenkamp, as he arrives for his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, Media24- Pool)
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Police officers talk near luggages left by victims and have not been claimed outside the Kunming Railway Station where more than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives the night before in Kunming, in western China's Yunnan province, Sunday, March 2, 2014. Authorities blamed a slashing rampage that killed 29 people and wounded 143 at a train station in southern China on separatists from the country's far west and vowed a harsh crackdown Sunday, while residents wondered why their laid-back city was targeted. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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FILE - This Sept. 30, 2013 file photo shows President Barack Obama meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Netanyahu plans to visit President Barack Obama next month amid tension between the allies on diplomatic matters. The White House announced the March 3 visit on Wednesday and said the two leaders would discuss Mideast peace efforts, Iran's nuclear program and other regional issues. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The case of Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as the U.S. and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to end his capture. But if he is released, will America’s only prisoner of the Afghan war be viewed as a hero or a deserter? (AP Photo/U.S. Army)
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People check the new Lenovo's devices at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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Musher Paige Drobny, of Fairbanks, waves to the crowd after she leaves the staring line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Willow, Alaska. The race will take mushers nearly a thousand miles to the finish line in Nome, on Alaska's western coast. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Marc Lester)

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

1. OUTRAGE FOLLOWS RUSSIAN PUSH INTO CRIMEA

Kerry calls on Putin to pull back from "an incredible act of aggression."

2. AND THE OSCAR GOES TO ... '12 YEARS A SLAVE'

The historical drama has been hailed as a corrective to the movie industry's long omission of slavery stories and years of whiter tales like "Gone With the Wind."

3. A THUMB'S UP FOR ELLEN DEGENERES

The AP's Frazier Moore says that she did what any Oscar host should do: Stay involved and make sure everyone has fun.

4. WHERE LATEST WINTER STORM IN THE US MIGHT HIT HARDEST

Nearly a foot of snow is expected in parts of New Jersey.

5. INTENSE INTEREST IN PISTORIUS TRIAL

A 24-hour cable TV channel has been launched in South Africa to cover nothing but the court case.

6. WHO'S BEING BLAMED FOR KNIFE SLASHINGS IN CHINA

Authorities say separatists from the country's far west led the rampage that killed 29 people and wounded 143 in Kunming.

7. NETANYAHU CAN EXPECT A NUDGE

During the Israeli leader's visit to the White House, Obama is expected to urge him to move forward on peace talks with the Palestinians.

8. WHAT'S TEMPERING SYMPATHY FOR US SOLDIER

Some believe Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted his unit in Afghanistan before he was captured by the Taliban.

9. PROMISE AND PERIL OF ULTRA-CONNECTED WORLD

A tech conference in Barcelona offers a future where everything is digitized – with all the related privacy and security concerns.

10. IDITAROD SLED DOGS OFF AND RUNNING

Standing between the mushers and the finish line are about 1,000 miles of unforgiving Alaska terrain.

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