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No sign of crackdown as Ukraine deadline passes

Pro-Russian protesters took over a police building in an eastern Ukrainian city on Monday, even as a government deadline for demonstrators to leave occupied facilities in other cities passed with no immediate consequences.

Paul Ryan to Iowa GOP: Give up 'infighting' for Lent

Rep. Paul Ryan called on the Republican Party to unify in a speech Friday, saying it should "give up the infighting" for Lent.

Bubba Watson wins Masters for the second time

Bubba Watson turned on the style to win his second U.S. Masters title in three years after a final round 69 gave him a three-shot victory in the opening major of the 2014 season.

Sebelius' resignation and the politics of Obamacare

Kathleen Sebelius, the outgoing health and human services secretary, said the decision to step down from her post was hers -- not the Obama administration's.

Heartbleed bug: What you need to know

Security researchers have uncovered a fatal flaw in a key safety feature for surfing the Web -- the one that keeps your email, banking, shopping, passwords and communications private. Here's what you need to know.

Cruise ship passengers sickened on luxury liners

Three outbreaks of illness affecting more than 100 people each have been reported aboard two cruise liners -- two of them in back-to-back cruises of the same ship -- according to the nation's leading health protection agency.

Charlton Heston Stamps First-Day-of-Issue Ceremony

The event took place at The Creative Life Chinese Theatre as part of the TCM Classic Film Festival.

Obama caps two days of civil rights focus at landmark play

After two speeches heralding the civil rights movement and its impact on his life, President Barack Obama on Friday took in a revival of 'A Raisin in the Sun,' the landmark play chronicling racial tension on Chicago's South Side.

Sebelius out, Obama nominates new health secretary

President Barack Obama announced Friday that he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who currently directs the White House budget office, to be the next health secretary, the Cabinet official who's ultimately responsible for overseeing Oba

Putin squares off against Europe over gas

Ukraine's unpaid gas bills are strengthening Russia's hand before talks next week with the U.S. and Europe on resolving the crisis.