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President Barack Obama makes a statement about the ongoing situation in Ukraine in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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George P. Bush makes a campaign stop in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, March 3, 2014. 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/ Juan Carlos Llorca)
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Copies of President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal 2015 budget are set out for distribution by Senate Budget Committee Clerk Adam Kamp, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. President Barack Obama is unwrapping a nearly $4 trillion budget that gives Democrats an election-year playbook for fortifying the economy and bolstering Americans' incomes. It also underscores how pressure has faded to launch bold, new attacks on federal deficits. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Two men skate board past a mural of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He’s been dead a year, but Chavez’s face and voice are everywhere. On Wednesday, the country will mark Chavez's death, who died at age 58 on March 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers a work report during the opening session of the annual National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, China, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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This May 21, 2013 photo provided by the National Park Service shows wildlife biologist Terry Hines standing next to a massive scar on an old growth redwood tree in the Redwood National and State Parks near Klamath, Calif., where poachers have cut off a burl to sell for decorative wood. The park recently took the unusual step of closing at night a 10-mile road through a section of the park to deter thieves. (AP Photo/Redwood National and State Parks, Laura Denn)
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FILE - In this May 8, 2013 file photo, groups of passengers wait at a United Airlines gate to board a flight in separate numbered lanes at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. In February 2014, United Airlines installed new bag sizers at airports and emailed its frequent fliers, reminding them of their carry-on size rules. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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The performance art "In Orbit," a 25-foot wheel made from wood, steel, and furniture, is home for artists Ward Shelley, top, and Alex Schweder, bottom, for 10 days at the Boiler gallery in Williamsburg, N.Y., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. They will share two living units arrayed over the hamster-wheel-like sculpture, with Shelly living on the outside and Schweder on the inside. The structure will remain on view through April 5. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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FILE - In this May 28, 1996, file photo, Dr. Sherwin Nuland sits on the desk in his home study in Hamden, Conn. Nuland, the author of 1994 National Book Award winner "How We Die," has died at age 83. Nuland died of prostate cancer on Monday, March 3, 2014, at his home in Hamden, said his daughter Amelia Nuland, who recalled how he told her he wasn't ready for death because he loved life. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)
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Ellen DeGeneres hosts the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

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

1. NO RUSSIAN WITHDRAWAL SEEN

Analysts say Putin is likely to keep his troops in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula indefinitely.

2. WHO'S CONTINUING FAMILY POLITICAL DYNASTY

George P. Bush, the son of ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, begins his public career by easily winning the GOP nomination for the little-known but powerful post of Texas land commissioner.

3. CRITICS TAKE AIM AT OBAMA'S BUDGET

Anti-deficit groups are especially displeased by the president's new $3.9 trillion spending plan.

4. WHY CHAVEZ'S LEGACY IS IN DOUBT

After year after the Venezuelan strongman's death, his socialist project has been crippled by food shortages, high inflation and weeks of protests.

5. CHINA PLEDGES TO KEEP GROWING ITS ECONOMY

As three decades of explosive growth runs out of steam, Premier Li Keqiang says the Communist nation will promote market forces and domestic consumption.

6. DEGRADATION OF REDWOODS ON RISE

Wood from the ancient trees is being poached to make decorative pieces like coffee tables and wall clocks, officials at a California park say.

7. WHAT CAN COST FLIERS AN EXTRA $25

United Airlines is reminding its customers that oversized carry-ons can mean an additional fee.

8. GETTING THROUGH THE DAILY GRIND

Two performance artists are spending 10 days living, eating and sleeping on a giant hamster wheel in New York City.

9. 'HOW WE DIE' AUTHOR DIES AT 83

Dr. Sherwin Nuland's book, published in 1994, helped foster a debate in the U.S. over doctor-assisted suicide and end-of-life decisions.

10. 'ELLEN' GETS AN OSCAR BUMP

The daytime talk show sees the highest viewership in its 11-year history the day after the Academy Awards and DeGeneres' viral selfie.

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