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A Ukrainian national flag flies on the board of Ukrainian navy ship Slavutich at harbor of Sevastopol, Ukraine, on Monday. The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said that Russian forces that have overtaken Ukraine's strategic region of Crimea are demanding that the ship's crew surrender.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry departs Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Ukraine, Monday, March 3, 2014. In remarks Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama said Kerry will propose ways in which a negotiation between Russia and Ukraine could be overseen by a multilateral organization when he goes to Kiev on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool)
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Oscar Pistorius, second from left, speaks to an unidentified member of his legal team as he stands in the dock prior to the start of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2013 file photo, Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, smiles as she addresses supporters at a rally in Haltom City, Texas, where she declared her candidacy for Texas governor. In the nation’s first primary of the season, Texas politicians scramble to fill a void left by an extraordinary shakeup in state offices. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, file photo, Coleen Riley purchases a snow shovel at Ace Hardware, in West Lafayette, Ind. Harsh winter weather has been rough for some businesses, but for a lucky few, it has meant more hard, cold cash. Ace Hardware is having its best winter in more than a decade selling snowblowers and shovels. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune, File)
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FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, the last light of the day sets on Mount Everest as it rises behind Mount Nuptse as seen from Tengboche, in the Himalaya's Khumbu region, Nepal. The Everest climbing season began March 2014 with new rules that require climbers to bring down at least 17.6 pounds of their personal garbage, and more security officials at the mountain's base camp to help climbers. More than 4,000 climbers have scaled the(29,035-foot summit since it was conquered in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay. Over the years, climbers have left tons of garbage on the slopes on the mountain, and some have called it the "world's highest garbage dump." (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)
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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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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, file photo, philanthropist Bill Gates speaks during an interview, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
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Miami Heat's LeBron James reacts to the crowd after setting a team record during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Monday, March 3, 2014, against the Charlotte Bobcats. LeBron James scored a team record of 61 points. The Heat won 124-107. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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

1. PUTIN HALTS WAR GAMES NEAR UKRAINE'S BORDER

It's not clear if his order is an attempt to heed the West's call to de-escalate the crisis that has put Ukraine's future on the line.

2. KERRY ON WAY TO KIEV

He'll try to reinforce U.S. support for the new government as the U.S. and its top allies grapple with Russia's military incursion into Ukraine.

3. PISTORIUS TRIAL INTERRUPTED

The judge adjourns the proceedings after a prosecutor claims that a picture of a woman testifying in court was being shown on TV, despite a privacy order.

4. IN TEXAS, THE SEASON'S FIRST PRIMARY

Ballots will be cast for a slate of open seats from the governor's office on down, with political observers watching to see how far to the right the state might go.

5. HOW DEEP FREEZE MEANS COLD CASH FOR SOME BUSINESSES

The harsh winter has helped Ace Hardware sell the most snow blowers and shovels in a decade, while waterproof boots have flown off L.L. Bean's shelves.

6. NEPAL WORKS TO CLEAN THE PEAK

Under new rules, Everest climbers will each be made to bring down at least 17 pounds of rubbish.

7. WHERE ADDICTS OFTEN GET PAINKILLERS

Most people who abuse the addictive drugs obtain them free from friends or relatives, a study finds. Drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source.

8. PRODUCT PLACEMENT MIGHT HAVE PRECEDED ELLEN'S OSCAR SELFIE

The snapshot, retweeted by millions, was taken with a device made by Samsung – a commercial sponsor of the Academy Awards.

9. WHO'S AGAIN THE RICHEST PERSON IN THE WORLD

Bill Gates, who had trailed Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu, reclaims the top spot on Forbes magazine's annual list with a fortune worth some $76 billion.

10. LEBRON HITS A CAREER HIGH

The NBA superstar puts on a scoring show, pouring in 61 points as Miami beats Charlotte 124-107.

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