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American Least Likely to Find Ukraine on a Map Are Most Likely to Want War There

American Least Likely to Find Ukraine on a Map Are Most Likely to Want War There
A recent surveycompared what Americans wanted to do about the situation in Ukraine with their ability to locate Ukraine on a map. Only one in six placed Ukraine properly in southeastern Europe. Respondents put Ukraine all over Africa and Asia, even in Canada and in the U.S. The average answer was about 1800 miles off. Partisan voters on both sides did poorly compared to independents. The survey’s authors concluded, “The farther their guesses were from Ukraine’s actual location, the more they wanted the U.S. to intervene with military force.”
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Seeing Russia from Its Backyard, NATO Ups Military Presence Along Eastern Border

Seeing Russia from Its Backyard, NATO Ups Military Presence Along Eastern Border
NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday. "We will have more planes in the air, more ships on the water and more readiness on the land," Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters in Brussels, declining to give exact troop figures.
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Juergen Baetz
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Search Moves Underwater: Crews Employ Sub in Hunt for Missing Malaysian Plane

Search Moves Underwater: Crews Employ Sub in Hunt for Missing Malaysian Plane
Search crews will send a sub deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday for the first time to try to determine whether signals detected by sound-locating equipment are from the missing Malaysian plane's black boxes, the Australian head of the search said.
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Margie Mason
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What a Drug Cartel's Killing Sprees Tell Us About Our Homeless Policies

What a Drug Cartel's Killing Sprees Tell Us About Our Homeless Policies
A new book tells the story of drug cartels in Colombia killing homeless people in an effort to keep the streets "clean." The reports are at once horrifying and yet informative of the U.S.'s own policy on the poor.
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NATO Head Warns Russia to Pull Back From Ukraine Border

NATO Head Warns Russia to Pull Back From Ukraine Border
NATO's secretary-general warns Russia there would be "grave consequences" if it invades the Ukraine. "If Russia were to intervene further in Ukraine it would be a historic mistake," says Anders Fogh Rasmussen. "It would have grave consequences for our relationship with Russia and would further isolate Russia internationally."
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Defense Secretary Tours Chinese Aircraft Carrier as First Foreign Visitor Aboard

Defense Secretary Tours Chinese Aircraft Carrier as First Foreign Visitor Aboard
The United States' campaign to encourage China to be more open about its military growth and intentions got a symbolic boost Monday, but efforts to get the Asian giant to be more transparent about other defense operations, including cybersecurity, have so far lagged behind. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a rare tour of China's first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship, according to Chinese leaders.
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Lolita C. Baldor
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Snitches Brew? Anheuser-Busch Avoids Fines in Massive European Beer-Price Fixing Case

Snitches Brew? Anheuser-Busch Avoids Fines in Massive European Beer-Price Fixing Case
An investigation launched on information from the German branch of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA, which wasn't fined as a result of its cooperation, has resulted in fines of 231.2 million euros ($319 million) for beer-price fixing in Europe.
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Obama to Russia: Our Illegal Invasions Nicer Than Your Illegal Invasion!

Obama to Russia: Our Illegal Invasions Nicer Than Your Illegal Invasion!
This is what happens when you don't have an open and honest reckoning with the mistakes of history. This is what happens when the whole world knows the mistakes that were made, and how it impacts the future.
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New Search Area for Missing Malaysian Plane

New Search Area for Missing Malaysian Plane
The search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner moved 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast on Friday, following a new analysis of radar data, and a plane quickly found objects that a ship set out to investigate. The search area has changed several times since the plane vanished as experts analyzed a frustratingly small amount of data from the aircraft, including the radar signals and "pings" that a satellite picked up for several hours after radar contact was lost.
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Gillian Wong and Rob Griffith
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Admiral Dennis Blair: We Sent Troops to Middle East for Oil

Admiral Dennis Blair: We Sent Troops to Middle East for Oil
The U.S. and allied forces launched the ongoing occupation in Iraq and occupy large swaths of the Middle East to secure the flow of oil to the U.S. and its global allies, explained Blair.
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