March 13, 2015 06:57 AM
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1. HOWUKRAINIAN KIDS HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY WAR

AP'sNataliya Vasilyeva finds that children orphaned or abandoned were then dumpedby new families when Kiev stopped paying benefits to some foster families inrebel-held areas.

2. FREEDOMFROM JIHADIST GROUP COMES AT STEEP PRICE

In Iraq, anormal life away from the harsh dominion of the Islamic State group begins withnewly-implemented departure taxes.

3. TERRORGROUP HAS NEW ALLY

IslamicState militants accept a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haramextremist group, which has been weakened by a multinational African force.

4. PEACEFULPROTESTS RETURN TO FERGUSON

Demonstratorscall for calm but vow to keep pushing for change a day after the shooting oftwo police officers heightened tensions in the St. Louis suburb.

5. FEDS SEEKNEW RULES ON COMPUTER ACCESS

The JusticeDepartment is at odds with Google and privacy groups over its push to make iteasier to locate and hack into computers in criminal investigations.

6. WHAT NASAIS DOING TO SOLVE MAGNETIC MYSTERY

The spaceagency launches four identical spacecraft on a billion-dollar mission to studythe explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields.

7. WHYCENSORSHIP IS THRIVING IN INDIA

Thesuppression of ideas reflects a complex tangle of deep sensitivities and apolitical process that is deeply influenced by religious and caste loyalties.

8. WHERE THEPRESIDENT IS OFF TO NEXT

Obama pays avisit to the Veterans Affairs medical center in Phoenix, epicenter of thehealth care scandal that rocked the VA last year.

9. FOIAREQUESTS PRESENT HARDSHIPS

The public'sright to see government records is coming at an increasing price, and in manycases the fees and hourly charges are acting as barriers to transparency.

10. 'I'M AFIVE-TOOL GUY'

Ruth,Musial, Mantle and ... Ferrell? The funnyman storms through five springtraining ballparks in Arizona, playing all nine positions.