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Oscars 2014: Five things to know

The 86th Academy Awards are in the record books. Here are five things that struck us about Sunday's broadcast: 1. History for "12 Years a Slave."

A school's experiment: Cutting out the classroom

It was just after lunchtime, and 17 kindergartners huddled around a table marked with paint.

Panel: Obama's approach to Ukraine hurting public perception

President Barack Obama's handling of international conflicts with Russia has not helped his falling approval rating, as Americans wait to see how he will respond to Russia's military moves in the Crimea region of Ukraine.

NFL analyst Darren Sharper fired amid rape charges

Former NFL star Darren Sharper has been fired by the NFL Network, the channel's vice president of communications told CNN. Sharper had been suspended without pay after being accused of rape.

One dead, several injured in series of wrecks involving more than 100 vehicles

One person is dead in Denver after a series of wrecks involving more than 100 vehicles. "It happened so fast." "Cars were whipping up the snow."

Kerry rebukes Russia's 'incredible act of aggression' in move into Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday sharply denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin's "stunning, willful" actions in Crimea, characterizing the move as an "invasion" and saying "all options are on the table&q

China train station killings described as a terrorist attack

A day after men armed with long knives stormed a railway station in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming, killing dozens of people and wounding more than 100, authorities described what happened as a premeditated terrorist attack.

Trump awarded damages in 'cybersquatting' case over domain names

A Brooklyn man who registered domain names related to real estate mogul Donald Trump must pay $32,000 damages, a judge ruled Friday.

Republicans call on Obama to act on Ukraine

As the Ukrainian military readies for a potential Russian incursion into its Crimea region, Republican lawmakers urged President Barack Obama to take action to prevent the situation from descending into chaos.

Mysterious cluster of birth defects stumps doctors

 In her 30-year career as a nurse, Sara Barron had seen only two babies with anencephaly, a tragic birth defect in which infants are born missing parts of their brain and skull.