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10 things to know for Wednesday, March 19: Why Biden's Eastern Europe visit is key

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Associated Press
March 19, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 

1. WHY BIDEN’S EASTERN EUROPE VISIT IS KEY 

The vice president is poised to reassure Russia’s neighbors that what happened in Crimea won’t happen to them.

2. CRIMEAN FORCES TAKE UKRAINIAN NAVY HEADQUARTERS 

Crimea’s self-defense forces storm the Ukrainian navy headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, taking possession without resistance. 

3. THAI RADAR MIGHT HAVE TRACKED MISSING PLANE 

New data give Malaysian investigators more potential clues for how to retrace the course of the missing Malaysian airliner.

4. BUSINESSMAN WINS GOP NOMINATION FOR ILLINOIS GOVERNOR 

Multimillionaire Bruce Rauner vowed in TV ads to run the Democratic stronghold like a business and curb the influence of government unions.

5. WHO WALL STREET IS KEEPING TABS ON 

Investors will be watching closely for any hints of how new Fed chair Janet Yellen might differ from the path set by her predecessor, Ben Bernanke.

6. WHERE PISTORIUS’ GIRLFRIEND WAS WHEN SHOT 

Expert says Reeva Steenkamp was standing in a bathroom and facing the closed door when she was hit in the hip by the first of four bullets fired by the double-amputee Olympian.

7. CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS HINT AT PARTIES’ GOALS 

Republicans are trying to convert gains in statehouses to successes in this November’s congressional elections and the 2016 race for the White House, an AP review finds.

8. WHY SOME OF TOP CANCER CENTERS ARE OFF-LIMITS TO AMERICANS 

An AP survey finds that many of the best hospitals in the U.S. are not accepting new insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act.

9. GROUP RETRACING TREK OF WANDERING OREGON WOLF

An expedition is gearing up to hike and bike along the 1,200-mile trail of the wolf that trekked across Oregon into Northern California, a rare crossing for the species.

10. FIRST FOUR GET MARCH MADNESS ROLLING

N.C. State and Albany, N.Y., post victories in play-in games to advance into the NCAA tournament.



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