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4:35 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
ESPN:
NFL to penalize use of racial slur  —  The head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which monitors diversity in the NFL, expects the league to institute a rule where players would be penalized 15 yards for using the N-word on the field.  —  John Wooten, the head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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 …
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 …
CNN:
Sinaloa cartel chief ‘Chapo’ Guzman arrested  —  (CNN) — Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the boss of one of Mexico's most powerful drug trafficking operations, was arrested in Mexico, a U.S. official told CNN Saturday.  —  The official said Guzman, accompanied by a female …
Discussion: New York Times, TalkLeft and UPROXX
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.
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 …
Discussion: Fox News
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 …
Discussion: Booman Tribune, Power Line and Hot Air
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.”
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.
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 …
 
 
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Federal Judge Rules Same-Sex Marriages Allowed Immediately In Cook County, Illinois
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Setting the Record Straight About the Draft Study
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