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  • WORLD

    Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers...

  • WORLD

    Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

    The prosecution in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday challenged the credibility of an expert witness for the defense, which was trying to show that the athlete killed his girlfriend by mistake.

  • WORLD

    Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

    Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 elderly and disabled people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave."

  • WORLD

    Russia: deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

    Russia's foreign minister says top diplomats have agreed to take immediate steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine.

  • NATIONAL

    New York political leader Basil Paterson dies

    Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87.

  • WORLD

    Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown

    If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses.

  • NATIONAL

    Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

    Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.

  • HEALTH

    Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison

    A mountain lion that appeared strong and healthy when it was photographed as it ruled a wilderness park in the middle of Los Angeles has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange, officials said.

  • NATIONAL

    S. Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

    An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least 12 people, officials said.

  • WORLD

    3 protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base

    The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape Thursday, as three protesters were killed in a clash in southern Ukraine, high-level talks were held in Geneva and Vladimir Putin weighed in on his neighbor's future for hours from Moscow.

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