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Pro-Russian gunmen seize more buildings in east Ukraine

Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen on Saturday seized a police station and a security building in Ukraine's restive eastern industrial heartland amid spreading protests to press for the heavily Russified region to join Kremlin rule.

The 6 most surprising ways the US government is spending your taxes

Tax Day is nearing, but do you really know how Washington spends your money?

More than half the women in these countries are married by the time they turn 18

Police said a child bride forced into marriage in Nigeria killed her groom by poisoning him. Unfortunately, child marriage is very common in the country.

Mongolia gives Hagel a horse — but he leaves it behind

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel named the horse Shamrock after his Nebraska high school mascot.

These 6 countries make America's gender pay gap look embarrassing

The US isn't even close to paying women as well as these countries.

Kim Jong Un was 're-elected' North Korea's leader

It's not hard to win an election when you are the only candidate and no one votes against you.

Here's what the world's biggest election looks like

Millions of Indians cast their votes Monday in the first wave of a five-week election to determine who will rule the world's largest democracy.

Can Hollywood and a handful of journalists save the planet from climate change? Let's hope so

BOSTON — On April 13, Showtime will debut Years of Living Dangerously, a documentary film about climate change. It's packed with the kind of Hollywood names that grab the attention of big audiences: James Cameron. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Matt Damon. Don Cheadle. Harrison Ford. The film also features brand name journalists who grab attention, too: Thomas Friedman. Lesley Stahl. Chris Hayes. David Gelber. 

Scotland, please don’t go

LONDON — Since Scotland's planned referendum on leaving the UK was announced a year ago, unionists have consoled themselves with poll numbers that have consistently shown independence supporters to be in the minority. Now support for independence has surged to its highest level, coming within reach of success for the first time.

Here's why the US and Russia would be MAD to go to war

A look at the nuclear warheads that guarantee our 'mutually assured destruction.'
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A French nuclear test in the south Pacific atoll of Mururoa. (File/AFP/Getty Images)
Lurking behind the debate over what to do about Russia’s land grab in Crimea are 3,750 good reasons to speak softly. Yes, strategic nuclear weapons — 1,800 of them in the Russian arsenal, about 1,950 belonging to the United States, according to the Federation of American Scientists — along with the ballistic missiles, nuclear submarines and intercontinental strategic bombers that carry them, suddenly are demanding renewed attention.
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