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Top Stories: Still No Sign Of Missing Plane; Crisis In Ukraine Continues

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- No Terror Link Seen Between Stolen Passports, Missing Malaysian Jet

-- Crimean Parliament Passes 'Declaration Of Independence'

-- Book News: 'Fatal Vision' Author Joe McGinniss Dies

Other news of the day:

-- Sen. McCaskill's bill on sexual assaults in military passes Senate by 97-0 vote. (Politico)

-- At Oscar Pistorius trial, witness says the accused murderer "loved weapons." (Los Angeles Times)

-- "Venezuelan student leader killed in anti-government clashes." (Time)

-- "Swedish journalist shot dead in central Kabul." (Reuters)

-- NHL game stopped, then postponed after Dallas Stars player Rich Peverley collapses; he's recuperating from heart problem. (Dallas Morning News)

-- On third anniversary of earthquake and tsunami, Japan debates building "great wall" to protect against the sea. (Morning Edition)

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