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Monday, March 17, 2014

Putin's Orwellian theft of Crimea

Putin's Orwellian theft of Crimea


Putin's Orwellian theft of Crimea

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 09:15 AM PDT

Frida Ghitis says the spectacle of Russia swallowing pieces of a neighboring country while claiming to defend its people would make George Orwell grimace with recognition.

Cruz vs. Paul: A GOP road to nowhere

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 05:43 AM PDT

A fight has broken out between two of the most prominent members of the Republican Party: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

Unknowns mount in search for jet

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 10:49 AM PDT

The search for the 777 enters its 11th day, saddled with disparate and sometimes conflicting theories as to what might have happened to Flight 370.

How the satellite knew

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 02:17 AM PDT

There were a lot of planes flying the night MH370 disappeared. Why are officials so confident the satellite pinged the right one?

... or maybe just an accident

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 05:45 AM PDT

Pilot Bill Palmer says go cautiously with guessing: Some evidence in MH370's disappearance may be "consistent with deliberate acts," but it is also consistent with other reasonable explanations too.

Partner: If anyone survived, he did

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 07:50 AM PDT

Sarah Bajc, girlfriend to Flight 370 passenger Phil Wood, says she thinks her boyfriend is still alive.

Storm blankets DC in snow

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 04:27 AM PDT

Instead of St. Patrick's Day green, the nation's capital is sporting winter white.

4.4-quake hits L.A. area

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 08:28 AM PDT

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck just west of Los Angeles on Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

SEALs take back hijacked tanker

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 04:48 AM PDT

U.S. Navy Seals have taken control of a commercial tanker that had been seized by three armed Libyans earlier this month.

North Korean prisoners 'buried alive'

Posted: 16 Mar 2014 09:54 PM PDT

A former guard of a North Korean prison camp shares the horrors faced by its inhabitants. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Stooges drummer dies at 64

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 08:47 AM PDT

Scott Asheton, who co-founded and played drums for the influential proto-punk band the Stooges, has died. He was 64.

Abductee's child finally meets family

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 05:03 AM PDT

Megumi Yokota was only 13 when she was abducted by a North Korean agent in the 1970s. Now, almost 40 years after her disappearance, her aging parents, Shigeru and Sakie Yokota, have traveled to Mongolia to meet her daughter -- their granddaughter.

Lego robot shatters Rubik's Cube record

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 08:10 AM PDT

If you were never able to solve a Rubik's Cube without peeling off the stickers or prying it apart with a butter knife, you're really going to hate this robot.

63 years ago, this plane vanished, too

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 03:21 AM PDT

Sixty years after Flight 2501 was lost without a trace, one passenger's daughter still copes with unanswered questions.

Hear 911 call from fatal road rage

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 03:51 AM PDT

Police release surveillance video and 911 call from Pennsylvania road rage death.

Lady Gaga's latest dress is made of ...

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 03:50 AM PDT

Singer Lady Gaga appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in a dress made of coffee filters.

Wife loses 100 lbs to surprise Army hubby

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 09:59 AM PDT

When her husband, an Army specialist, was deployed to Afghanistan for a year in 2012, Misty Shaffer decided she wanted to get in shape.

Inside NYC's most exclusive building

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 03:54 AM PDT

Smerconish and Michael Gross talk about the lifestyles of the wealthy in one of the most expensive buildings in NYC.

Hello, Newman ... I see you're still alive

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 09:51 AM PDT

It's not news that the Internet enjoys killing celebrities.

Tour the 'home from the future'

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 03:54 AM PDT

CNN's Laurie Segall tours the "home from the future" where everything can be controlled using a smartphone.

Sanctions imposed over Crimea vote

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 08:45 AM PDT

EU foreign ministers are meeting to discuss sanctions against Russia after an overwhelming 96.7% of Crimea residents voted to break off from Ukraine and join Russia, according to final results of a referendum.

Sanctions imposed over Crimea vote

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 09:03 AM PDT

President Obama today joined the EU in imposing sanctions on Russian and Crimean officials deemed responsible for Crimea's vote to split from Ukraine and join Russia.

Ghitis: Putin's Orwellian theft of Crimea

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 09:49 AM PDT

Frida Ghitis says the spectacle of Russia swallowing pieces of a neighboring country while claiming to defend its people would make George Orwell grimace with recognition.

Amanpour: A 'slowly unfolding bad movie'

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 09:50 AM PDT

Christiane Amanpour tells Michaela Pereira that the Crima referendum has been like a 'slowly unfolding bad movie.'

Return to 'Motherland'

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 02:47 AM PDT

CNN's Anna Coren visits a polling station where an overwhelming majority say they want to return to the "Motherland."

Russia: Vote was legal

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 01:13 AM PDT

Vladimir Putin insists that the Crimean referendum was legal and Moscow will accept it. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.

Photos

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 03:47 AM PDT

Flight 370

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 03:34 AM PDT

As investigators search for clues to unravel the mystery of where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went, there were several key developments over the weekend.

Ukraine

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 02:33 AM PDT

An overwhelming 96.7% of Crimea residents voted to break off from Ukraine and join Russia, according to final results of a referendum that has put the United States and Russia on the kind of collision course not seen since the end of the Cold War.

Navy SEALs

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 01:57 AM PDT

U.S. Navy SEALs have taken control of a commercial tanker that had been seized by three armed Libyans earlier this month.

Earthquake

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 09:59 AM PDT

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook the Los Angeles area on Monday morning, jolting some people awake just before sunrise but bringing no immediate reports of serious damage.

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