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Members of election committee empty a ballot box after voting closed at a polling station in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Voters in two insurgent Ukrainian regions cast ballots Sunday on whether to declare their areas sovereign republics, a move denounced by the central government and likely to deepen the turmoil in the largely Russian-speaking east. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

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In this June 17, 2013, file photo, protestors are reflected on the glass of a building, left, as they march in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In a poll last year, more than three-fourths of Brazilians said they’re certain corruption has infused the World Cup. Their anger fueled widespread and often violent anti-government protests last June that sent more than 1 million Brazilians into the street during FIFA’s Confederations Cup soccer tournament, the warm-up event to the World Cup. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
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In this image taken from video, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, left, gets a kiss at a draft party in San Diego, before he was selected in the seventh round, 249th overall, by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft Saturday, May 10, 2014. The Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year last season came out as gay in media interviews this year. (AP Photo/ESPN)
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In a May 6, 2014 photo, Sgt. Andres Wells of the Kalamazoo Dept. of Public Safety, who successfully used text messaging to negotiate with a suicidal robbery suspect during a 2011 standoff is seen in his armored vehicle holding his cell phone and vehicle speaker. The suspect was unable to hear Wells's voice through the horn of the Bearcat armored car and gave up after a texting conversation with Sgt. Wells. With 6 billion text messages exchanged daily in the United States, texting is becoming a more frequent part of police crisis negotiations. (AP Photo/Mark Bugnaski)
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An Indian woman casts her vote on the final day of polling in Kamalgaji, on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, Monday, May 12, 2014. Millions of Indian voters wrapped up a mammoth national election Monday, braving the searing sun on the final day of polling with the Hindu nationalist opposition candidate seen as the front-runner for prime minister. With 814 million eligible voters, India has been voting in phases over six weeks, with results expected on Friday. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., center, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., center right, and other Democratic lawmakers joined new mothers and their babies at the Capitol to criticize Republican efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare," in Washington. The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Pat Blazek shields himself from the snow and wind with an umbrella as he competes in a disc golf tournament Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Aggie Greens in Fort Collins, Colo. Snow is expected to fall through Monday, with highs reaching the sixties later this week. (AP Photo/The Coloradoan, Erin Hull)
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Kristin Seaton, center, of Jacksonville, Ark., holds up her marriage license as she leaves the Carroll County Courthouse in Eureka Springs, Ark., with her partner, Jennifer Rambo, left, of Fort Smith, Ark. Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Eureka Springs, Ark. Rambo and Seaton were the first same-sex couple to be granted a marriage license in Eureka Springs after a judge overturned Amendment 83, which banned same-sex marriage in the state of Arkansas. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)
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In this Friday, May 9, 2014 photo, visitors sit on the grass in front of the Washington Monument after the fencing which closed it off to the public during renovations was removed, in Washington. The monument, which sustained damage from an earthquake in August 2011, will re-open to the public on Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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FILE - In this May 19, 2012, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, left, and his wife Rochelle watch during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference semifinal against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles. An attorney representing the estranged wife of Clippers owner Donald Sterling said Thursday, May 8, 2014, that she will fight to retain her 50 percent ownership stake in the team. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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

1. PRO-RUSSIAN INSURGENTS SAY EASTERN UKRAINE APPROVES SOVEREIGNTY

But with no international election monitors in place during voting, it is all but impossible to verify the insurgents’ claims about the referendum results.

2. FOR BRAZIL’S WORLD CUP, CORRUPTION RUNNETH OVER

An Associated Press analysis of data shows lead builder of Brasilia’s stadium increased its political donations 500-fold in the most recent election.

3. WHY MICHAEL SAM’S DRAFT KISS IS GROUNDBREAKING

Millions watched the first openly-gay NFL player kiss his boyfriend when he got drafted by the Rams–and for ESPN and the NFL Network, showing the kiss was a non-issue.

4. POLICE LOSE VITAL VOICE CLUES AS MORE STANDOFF TALKS ARE TEXTS

More and more, officers must defuse violent, unpredictable situations through the typed word, which experts say warrants new, specialized training.

5. INDIA’S MAMMOTH VOTING SEASON ENDS

Over 810 million people in the world’s largest democracy are eligible to vote in the election that could bring an end to the Congress Party’s decade in power.

6. HOW OBAMACARE IS GIVING PREGNANT WOMEN MORE OPTIONS

Expectant mothers could save on their medical bills through access to additional Medicaid coverage.

7. SPRINGTIME SLINGS SNOW, HAIL, TWISTERS

Mother Nature acts like she didn’t get her Mother’s Day card on time, turning a wet, snowy cold shoulder on Colorado and Wyoming, and tornadoes of wrath on Nebraska. Kansas and Oklahoma may also face punishment.

8. WHO INTENDS TO APPEAL SAME-SEX MARRIAGE RULING

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel will ask the state’s Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision to overturn a 2004 constitutional ban on gay marriage.

9. WASHINGTON MONUMENT TO OPEN FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2011 EARTHQUAKE

The world’s tallest freestanding stone structure has been repaired, with damaged marble being replaced by stone salvaged from Baltimore row houses or the Maryland quarry that provided the original.

10. STERLING’S WIFE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HOLD ON TO CLIPPERS

The NBA says if Donald Sterling’s ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers is terminated, so is Shelly Sterling’s.

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