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VP Joe Biden arrives in Ukraine amid ongoing tensions

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Posted by    Monday, April 21, 2014 at 6:45pm 4/21/2014 at 6:45pm

Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Ukraine Monday, where he planned to meet with the acting prime minister and president, as well as various members of Parliament and representatives from non-governmental organizations over the next two days.  Biden’s trip comes on the heels of yet additional escalations in the conflict in...

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal has close call with train during news conference about railway safety

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Posted by    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 7:00pm 4/19/2014 at 7:00pm

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) had a close call with a train on Friday while at a news conference with Milford Mayor Ben Blake about railway safety.

From WGGB/ABC40:

It was a close call at a Friday event for U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut.

Ironically, he was holding a press conference about increasing railway...

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Friday Night Links

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Posted by    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:30pm 4/18/2014 at 7:30pm

A roundup of links for your Friday evening reading.

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Jews told to register in eastern Ukraine? Facts still murky

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Posted by    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 5:19pm 4/17/2014 at 5:19pm

Earlier Thursday, reports surfaced that leaflets were distributed earlier in the week in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk demanding Jews register with a government office.

We waited to report the information here at Legal Insurrection because of conflicting reports on the story and questions about the authenticity...

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Ukraine suffers setback in attempts to regain control in east

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:01pm 4/16/2014 at 7:01pm

The efforts of Ukraine’s government to crack down on pro-Russia separatists who have recently seized various government and security buildings in the east appeared to suffer setbacks Wednesday.

From CNN:

Pro-Russian militants appeared to tighten their grip on Ukraine’s eastern town of Slaviansk on Wednesday as Ukrainian military forces massed nearby in an...

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Ukraine takes control of airfield amid conflicts with pro-Russia separatists

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:00pm 4/15/2014 at 7:00pm

Ukraine’s government says it has secured a small airport in eastern Ukraine after reported clashes with pro-Russia separatists, though some of the details remain unclear.

From the Associated Press (via Boston Herald):

In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they repelled an attack Tuesday...

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Russian fighter jet buzzes U.S. warship

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Posted by    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:54pm 4/14/2014 at 5:54pm

Adding to tensions between the U.S. and Russia over the situation in Ukraine, a Russian fighter jet made numerous close-range passes near a US Navy ship in the western Black Sea over the weekend.  The action came as Ukraine is confronting continuing conflicts with pro-Russian separatists that have recently escalated.

From Agence...

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Ukraine launches ‘anti-terrorist operation’

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 6:11pm 4/13/2014 at 6:11pm

Amid escalating tensions in eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian separatists have seized buildings over the weekend, Ukraine’s acting president said the government would deploy troops to launch a “full-scale anti-terrorist operation.”

From Reuters:

Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” by its armed forces,...

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Ukraine: Battles with separatists escalate

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Posted by    Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 9:14am 4/13/2014 at 9:14am

The crisis in Ukraine again further escalated this weekend after a group of armed men seized the police station and a security services headquarters in an eastern Ukrainian city.

From Reuters:

Armed men seized official buildings in a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and hoisted the Russian flag, deepening a stand-off with Moscow which,...

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Friday Night Links

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Posted by    Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:57pm 4/11/2014 at 7:57pm

Links for your Friday evening reading…

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HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius to resign

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:16pm 4/10/2014 at 7:16pm

Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning.

From the NY Times, Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov:

Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.

Mr. Obama accepted Ms....

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Sen. Joe Manchin criticizes Harry Reid’s attacks on Koch brothers

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Posted by    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:46pm 4/10/2014 at 5:46pm

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia apparently isn’t hopping on the Koch Obsession bandwagon with some of his colleagues.

When asked in a FOX News interview whether he thinks it helps or hurts the cause for the country and for Congress when Harry Reid continually brings up the Koch brothers, Manchin...

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Ukraine issues 48-hr ultimatum to pro-Russia protesters

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:00pm 4/9/2014 at 7:00pm

Ukraine warned on Wednesday that pro-Russia protesters have two days to vacate buildings they’ve occupied or they will face forced eviction.

From The Independent:

Ukraine’s Interior Minister has...

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Russia issues warning against use of force on protesters in eastern Ukraine

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 5:59pm 4/8/2014 at 5:59pm

As Ukrainian authorities cracked down on pro-Russia protesters Tuesday after recent unrest that escalated over the weekend, Russia issued a warning against the use of force and also alleged that a private U.S. military contractor is assisting Ukraine.

From the LA Times:

Ukrainian riot police on Tuesday cleared a regional administration building and...

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More regions of Ukraine to go to Russia?

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Posted by    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:21pm 4/7/2014 at 6:21pm

Tensions continued to escalate in eastern Ukraine Monday on the heels of protests over the weekend in which pro-Russia protesters seized government buildings in several cities.

From CNN:

Ukraine’s acting president accused Russia on Monday of trying to “dismember” his country, warning that uprisings in three cities echoed the events leading to the...

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Pro-Russia protesters storm government buildings in eastern Ukraine

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Posted by    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 5:08pm 4/6/2014 at 5:08pm

Pro-Russia protesters stormed government buildings in several eastern Ukrainian cities Sunday, further inflaming tensions there.

From CNN:

Demonstrators stormed a provincial administration building in eastern Ukraine on Sunday and raised the Russian flag atop it, demanding the release of riot police accused of killing protesters in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, in February.

Police were...

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Friday Night Links

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Posted by    Friday, April 4, 2014 at 9:28pm 4/4/2014 at 9:28pm

Some links for your Friday evening reading…

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