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Talks on Ukraine start tomorrow in Geneva. The US and EU have cited Russian agitation as the source of the unrest, but Moscow says the West has misjudged matters from the start.

With disbanding of NYPD spy unit, mayor makes good on big promise

2:13 pm ET - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sprang to the top of the polls as a candidate last year in large part because of his outspoken criticism of NYPD tactics. Now, he's taken a first, big step toward reform.

USA Update Bloomberg's new $50 million gun safety push, one mom at a time

4:44 pm ET - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving $50 million to a new group that aims to win over the 'hearts and minds of Americans' on 'gun violence prevention,' not gun control.

Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks, triggering rescue effort

8:22 am ET - The passenger ferry set sail Tuesday evening for Jeju, a southern resort island. Many of those aboard were students from a high school outside Seoul.

USA Update Boston Marathon: suspect arraigned in Boston bomb hoax (+video)

10:36 am ET - Kevin Edson of Boston, accused of purporting a bomb hoax at the Boston Marathon finish line, appeared in court Wednesday. He is being held on $100,000 bail and has been sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

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Obamacare's next chapter: More insurance firms opting 'in' than 'out'? (+video)

8:35 pm ET - Early indicators signal more competition among private insurance firms in the Affordable Care Act exchanges in the next cycle, a shift expected to help curb the rate of Obamacare price increases.

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Reality Check Behind Assad's victory boasts, a recalibration of success in Syria

10:19 am ET - With the help of its allies, the Syrian Army has regained critical territory from armed rebels. But talk of victory obscures the fact that parts of the country may be irretrievable.

Nevada rancher vs. federal agents: a very old conflict suddenly made new (+video)

6:46 pm ET - The Bureau of Land Management promises to pursue the matter of illegal grazing in the courts, and militia groups who support the Nevada rancher say they’ll protect him from any federal raid.

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Russian aircraft buzz US Navy destroyer: How big a deal?

6:34 pm ET - The incident took place over the weekend in the international waters of the Black Sea – ‘a long way from US Navy bases and at the front doorstep’ of the Russian military, a naval analyst says.

Murder charges in Kansas City shooting: what's needed to call it a hate crime (+video)

4:17 pm ET - Despite a lengthy history of publicly espousing anti-Semitic views, F. Glenn Miller has not yet been charged with a federal hate crime, although prosecutors say those charges are pending.

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In Upper Egypt, police avert eyes from ethnic bloodshed (+video)

2:31 pm ET - In Aswan, inter-tribal and ethnic tensions run high. Dozens died last week in two days of clashes while the Egyptian police focused on breaking up a local Islamist demonstration.

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Decoder Buzz How did John Boehner's opponent get his campaign ad to go viral? Humor. (+video)

3:04 pm ET - The latest viral campaign video spoofs an ad for a virility drug. Not bad for a French teacher trying to unseat House Speaker John Boehner. Humor has been a staple of 2014's best political ads.

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