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Russian army vehicles in the Crimean town of Balaclava on Saturday.
Kremlin Deploys Military in Ukraine, Prompting Protest by U.S.

By ALISON SMALE and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN

As Russian forces effectively seized control of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, the Russian Parliament granted President Vladimir V. Putin the authority he sought to use military force in response to the instability in Ukraine.
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President Obama, in Washington on Friday, has been weighing options to respond to Russian military moves in Ukraine.

NEWS ANALYSIS

Making Russia Pay? It's Not So Simple

By PETER BAKER

President Obama has warned Russia that "there will be costs" for a military intervention in Ukraine. But the U.S. has few options for imposing such costs, and recent history has shown that Russia has been willing to absorb any such fallout.
Rise in Bigotry Fuels Massacre Inside Myanmar

By JANE PERLEZ

Killings of the Rohingya minority are a test for Myanmar's government, which has done little to rein in the violence even as it pursues broad economic and political reforms.
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Ukraine in Maps
Russian armed forces effectively seized control of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula on Saturday.

OPINION | OPINION

How to Love the Cold

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Ice fishing, like winter, isn't really that much fun. But it can be.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"The presence of Russian troops in Crimea now is unacceptable."
ARSENIY P. YATSENYUK, the acting prime minister of Ukraine.
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World

MEMO FROM KIEV

After Initial Triumph, Ukraine's Leaders Face Battle for Credibility

By STEVEN ERLANGER

Successful revolutions, as the interim government in Kiev has been learning, are a lot harder to maintain than it can seem in the bright dawn of first victories.
The relative of a security official killed in a roadside bomb attack mourned over his coffin in Jamrud, Pakistan, on Saturday.
Pakistani Taliban, Announcing Cease-Fire, Urge the Revival of Peace Talks

By SALMAN MASOOD

The announcement of the truce came just hours after two bombings killed 13 people and wounded 10 in an attack on a polio vaccination team in the northwestern Khyber region.
Outside a railway station in Kunming in southwestern China, where assailants killed at least 27 people and wounded 106.
Attackers With Knives Kill 29 at Chinese Rail Station

By CHRIS BUCKLEY

A group of assailants, dressed in black and wielding knives, stormed into a train station in Kunming in southwestern China, slashing employees and commuters.
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U.S.
Nicolle Ensign, center, and Victoria Julayne Scott, Mormon missionaries, talked with a potential recruit in South Korea.
Missions Signal a Growing Role for Mormon Women

By JODI KANTOR and LAURIE GOODSTEIN

After the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints lowered its age requirement for female missionaries in October 2012 to 19 from 21, the thousands of women who have signed up are expected to fundamentally alter this most American of churches.
Monica Washington gave birth while in the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Ala. Her daughter, KaMyrrie, left, lives near Montgomery with a relative, Brenda Singleton, right.
Troubles at Women's Prison Test Alabama

By KIM SEVERSON

The Tutwiler women's prison is rife with sexual crimes, the federal government says, but the appetite for costly reform in tough-on-crime Alabama appears minimal.
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said that allowing gays to participate in the city's St. Patrick's Day parade is
Deal Would Allow Gays to March in Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE

An advocacy group balked at the terms of the deal, which would ban participants from wearing clothing identifying their sexual orientation.
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Politics
David Simas, right, in the White House last year. His new job is political director, and his goal is to help Democrats do well in the 2014 congressional races.
Obama's New Political Chief Tries to Reassure Democrats

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

The ascension of David Simas is meant as a message that the White House is serious about defending the party's control of the Senate and mitigating losses in the House.
Tom Steyer, a billionaire, is raising a $100 million political fund with other environmentalists.
Big-Money Donors Demand Larger Say in Party Strategy

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

In both parties, elite donors who once deferred to "super PAC" leaders to determine the best use of their money are now taking a central role in shaping campaigns.
A stretch of Austin, Tex., before the state primary elections on Tuesday. This is the first time since 1998 that five of the six top statewide executive positions are open.
With Vacancies High, G.O.P. Primaries in Texas Set Up a Scramble to the Right

By MANNY FERNANDEZ

With Gov. Rick Perry leaving office and Senator Ted Cruz ascendant, the races have taken on a no-rules tenor amid a barrage of fiery attack ads and accusations.
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Business

FAIR GAME

Break Up the Bank? It's Not for You to Ask

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON

JPMorgan Chase is trying to stop a shareholder's proposal from going to a vote at its annual meeting.
The entrance to Claridge's, long known as a retreat for monarchs and celebrities.
Pampered Guests and Feuding Hosts at Claridge's Hotel

By DOREEN CARVAJAL and STEPHEN CASTLE

British and Irish magnates are squabbling over the ownership of Claridge's, the London luxury hotel.

APPLIED SCIENCE

Rose-Colored Words, but Gray Outcomes

By MATT RICHTEL

A new study highlights the correlation between optimism and poor results, this time in the economy and the stock market.
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Technology
The Monuments of Tech

By QUENTIN HARDY

The workplaces of Facebook, Twitter and Google may look whimsical. But each design is calculated to mirror its company's values and culture.

ECONOMIC VIEW

In Search of a Stable Electronic Currency

By ROBERT J. SHILLER

Bitcoin has fluctuated wildly in value, but it could indirectly point the way toward a system of better pricing and risk management.
Rolling robots could serve as a conduit for virtual visits among family and friends. The Beam+ from Suitable Technologies will have an initial price of $995.

NOVELTIES

The Rolling Robot Will Connect You Now

By ANNE EISENBERG

Telepresence machines may soon become inexpensive enough for more everyday use, as a conduit for virtual visits among family and friends.
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Sports
Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles in 2012.
End of the Ride for Lance Armstrong

By JULIET MACUR

Excerpts from Juliet Macur's new book, "Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong," examine the people closest to him and those involved in his clandestine doping.
Carmelo Anthony, left, Coach George Karl and the Nuggets lost in six games to the eventual champion Lakers in the Western Conference finals in 2009.

ON PRO BASKETBALL

George Karl Sees a Talent Adrift as Carmelo Anthony's Knicks Fade

By HARVEY ARATON

Karl, Anthony's former coach in Denver, believes the Knicks' star is missing "mental toughness" around him.
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The Nets' Jason Collins (98) and the Bucks' Zaza Pachulia vying for a rebound. After the Nets' 4-2 trip, Collins is set for his first home game.

NETS 107, BUCKS 98

Bolstered by Their Depth, Nets Head Home on the Rise

By ROB REISCHEL

The Nets' reserves scored 54 points in a victory that capped a 4-2 trip and pulled the team within three and a half games of Toronto in the Atlantic Division.
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Arts
Pharrell Williams performing during the 63rd NBA All-Star Game in February.
Bringing the Happy

By JON CARAMANICA

The sunny Pharrell Williams, one of the most transformative music figures of the last year, is back with "G I R L," his second album as a solo performer.
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