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3:15 PM ET, February 22, 2014

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New York Times:
Ukraine's Leader Flees the Capital; Elections Are Called  —  KIEV, Ukraine — Abandoned by his own guards and reviled across the Ukrainian capital but still determined to recover his shredded authority, President Viktor F. Yanukovych fled Kiev on Saturday to denounce what he called a violent coup …
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Mark Mardell / BBC:
Ukraine crisis: President's Kiev offices abandoned  —  Protesters in Ukraine have been able to enter the presidential complex in the capital, Kiev, after it was apparently abandoned by police.  —  The BBC's Kevin Bishop in Kiev says there is no sign of police and protesters appear to be in control.
Timothy Snyder / New York Review of Books:
Fascism, Russia, and Ukraine  —  The students were the first to protest against the regime of President Viktor Yanukovych on the Maidan, the central square in Kiev, last November.  These were the Ukrainians with the most to lose, the young people who unreflectively thought of themselves …
Joe Sutton / CNN:
American student studying abroad found dead in Rome railroad tunnel  —  (CNN) — A U.S. student who went missing while studying abroad in Italy was found dead inside a railroad tunnel in central Rome, police there said Saturday.  —  Investigators are looking into the death of John Durkin …
Jeffrey Toobin / News Desk:
Clarence Thomas's Disgraceful Silence  —  As of this Saturday, February 22nd, eight years will have passed since the last time Clarence Thomas asked a question at a Supreme Court oral argument.  His behavior on the bench has gone from curious to bizarre to downright embarrassing, for himself and for the institution he represents.
David Dayen / The New Republic:
When Millenials Can't Move Out of Their Parents' Basements the Entire Economy Suffers  —  This week, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York offered continuing evidence of the student debt crisis.  Outstanding student debt again topped $1 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2013 …
Manny Fernandez / New York Times:
Ted Nugent Apologizes for Obama Insult  —  HOUSTON — The rock guitarist Ted Nugent, responding to cascading criticism that had become an embarrassment for his conservative Republican allies, apologized Friday for calling President Obama a “subhuman mongrel.”
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James W. Ceaser / Weekly Standard:
The Great Disappointment of 2013  —  What happens when a political messiah fails?  —  Every student of American religious history has heard of the event known as “the Great Disappointment.”  In 1818 William Miller, a former naval captain turned lay Baptist preacher, developed a new method …
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Tim Devaney / The Hill:
GOP wages war with ‘imperial presidency’  —  House Republicans will push the Obama administration to roll back regulations over the next few weeks as they combat an “imperial presidency.”  —  In an email to House Republicans, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) accused President Obama of …
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Scott Wilson / Washington Post:
Obama to award Medal of Honor to two dozen veterans, including 19 discrimination victims  —  President Obama will correct a historical act of discrimination next month when he awards the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest commendation for combat valor, to a group of Hispanic …
Alan Blinder / New York Times:
Ole Miss Students May Face Charges in Racist Episode  —  OXFORD, Miss. — The University of Mississippi said Friday that students could face criminal charges for placing a noose on a statue honoring the college's first black student, and a fraternity announced that it had expelled three men because of the incident.
Law / FCC.gov:
Setting the Record Straight About the Draft Study  —  Washington, D.C.  — FCC Spokesperson Shannon Gilson issued the following statement today:  —  entrepreneurs and small business from competing in the media marketplace, and pursue policies to  —  eliminate those barriers.
 
 
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