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A masked gunman guards combat vehicles with Russian and Donetsk insurgency army flags and gunmen on top, parked in downtown of Slovyansk on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The troops on those vehicles wore green camouflage uniforms, had automatic weapons and grenade launchers and at least one had the St. George ribbon attached to his uniform, which has become a symbol of the pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard a sunken ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for more than 280 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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FILE - This April 15, 2013 file photo shows medical workers aid injured people following an explosion at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston. In the days after the Boston Marathon bombing, the nation’s political leaders pledged resources and support for a city grappling with the first terrorist attack on American soil since Sept. 11, 2001. But nearly a year after homemade bombs ripped through the marathon's finish line, there is little evidence of any lasting impact on the political world. Federal funding that helps cities prepare for terrorism may be cut. And state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted a wave of government action. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The political climate for “Obamacare” suddenly looks brighter, possibly giving Democrats a chance to fight back on the GOP’s top issue this fall. Democrats in at least one tight Senate race are openly embracing the new health law’s popular features, but several others are holding back. Republicans say the somewhat upbeat news - higher enrollments, and lower cost projections - won’t do much to change Americans’ negative view of the health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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In this photo taken Wednesday, April 16, 2014, members of the Israeli and foreigner's group tour, that is organized by IPCRI, an Israeli Palestinian group promoting co-existence, visit the grave of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, at the West Bank city of Ramallah. This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
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In this March 25, 2014 photo, a worker watches over a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. gas well, near Mead, Colo. In the background is a tall canvas wall around the perimeter of the extraction site, which mitigates noise, light and dust coming from the operation during the drilling and completion phase, which generally takes a few weeks. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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State prosecutor Gerrie Nel, questions Oscar Pistorius in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2013 file surveillance photo provided by the FBI shows 73-year-old Walter Unbehaun, an ex-convict from Rock Hill., S.C., during a bank robbery in Niles, Ill. Unbehaun allegedly told investigators he intended to get caught so he could live his final years behind bars. On Thursday, April 17, 2014, Unbehaun is scheduled to be sentenced in Chicago. In 50 years, he has spent just six out from behind bars. His case highlights a wider societal dilemma about what to do with an increasingly elderly ex-cons, many of whom spent so much of their lives inside prison that they, like Unbehaun, can't cope with life on the outside. (AP Photo/FBI, File)
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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, from left, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Frank Poe, Executive Director of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, pose for a photo during a press conference announcing the city will be getting an MLS expansion team, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Atlanta. MLS announced its newest franchise Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium. The team will be owned by Arthur Blank, who also owns the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. He donned a traditional soccer scarf and was serenaded by a burgeoning fan group that calls itself "Terminus Legion," a reference to the city's former name. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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

1. CLASHES AT UKRAINIAN BASE KILL THREE PRO-MOSCOW MILITANTS

As international talks get underway in Geneva, tensions in eastern Ukraine flare.

2. FEARS RISE OVER DEATH TOLL IN KOREAN SHIP SINKING

An anxious search, facing bad weather and sea conditions, has so far failed to locate nearly 300 passengers still missing in the accident that killed nine.

3. WHAT CHANGED AFTER BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING

Very little. Despite symbolic pledges of support from elected officials across the nation on this week's anniversary, there is little evidence of any significant impact on anti-terror policy.

4. WHO SHOULD REALLY GET BEHIND OBAMACARE

Political consultants urge Democrats to embrace the Affordable Care Act, especially after at least 7.5 million people enrolled despite its disastrous rollout.

5. RELATIVE CALM BRINGS ISRAELI TOURISTS BACK TO PALESTINIAN TOWNS

Tour groups cross the political divide to visit such landmark Palestinian sites as a mausoleum dedicated to Yasser Arafat.

6. HOW COLORADO'S OIL PRODUCTION IS REACHING 50-YEAR HIGHS

A photo essay by AP Photographer Brennan Linsley looks inside a walled-off fracking facility for answers.

7. PISTORIUS PROSECUTOR CROSS-EXAMINES FORENSICS EXPERT

The court is hearing the last testimonies before the trial of the double-amputee Olympian is adjourned for two weeks.

8. ONE MAN'S PRISON IS ANOTHER MAN'S RETIREMENT SANCTUARY

A long-term convict, 74 and struggling with life on the outside, succumbs to homesickness for prison–and robs a bank to get back in.

9. FLIGHT SIMULATOR BUSINESS FIRES HIGH-PROFILE INSTRUCTOR, CITING TARDINESS, DRESS

Mitchell Casado's relaxed style of jeans and plaid shirts attracted wide attention during his frequent appearances on CNN as part of its coverage.

10. WHERE MLS IS ADDING A FRANCHISE

Atlanta's retractable dome stadium, scheduled to open in 2017, will be home to the fast-growing soccer league's newest team.

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