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10 things to know for Tuesday

Tuesday - 2/25/2014, 2:55am  ET

YANUKOVYCH AP
A portrait of Ukraine's embattled president Viktor Yanukovych is used for a game of darts at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Ukraine's acting government issued an arrest warrant Monday for Yanukovych, accusing him of mass crimes against the protesters who stood up for months against his rule. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

The Associated Press


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

1. WHY THE DEFENSE CHIEF IS PROPOSING SHRINKING ARMY

Secretary Chuck Hagel says the nation can afford a military being smaller than it has been in 74 years so long as it retains a technological edge.

2. WHO IS NOW A WANTED MAN IN UKRAINE

The interim government issues a warrant for the arrest of fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych in the killing of protesters, while a presidential election campaign has begun.

3. MEXICO ASSERTS AUTHORITY TO TRY DRUGLORD FIRST

Authorities set in motion a legal process that makes it unlikely drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo'' Guzman will face U.S. cases pending against him anytime soon.

4. WHERE HEALTH CARE NEEDS A REHAB

Doctors Without Borders says access to medical care in Afghanistan remains severely limited and poorly adapted to meet the needs of an ongoing conflict.

5. GETTING A CLEARER PICTURE OF NETFLIX-COMCAST DEAL

The partnership will create new avenues for streaming video to travel on its way to TVs and other devices, for which the cable company will be paid an undisclosed sum.

6. STUDY REVEALS POTENT WEAPON AGAINST WOMEN'S CANCERS

For females who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take - and sometimes the earlier they have the operation the better.

7. UGANDA'S ANTI-GAY LAW GOES INTO EFFECT

President Yoweri Museveni says the law is needed because the West is promoting homosexuality in Africa.

8. CHRISTIAN MILITIAMEN, MUSLIMS IN STANDOFF

Cameroonian peacekeepers stand between nearly 800 Muslims hiding on the grounds of a Catholic church and the armed gangs who want them dead in the Central African Republic.

9. WHEN BILL CLINTON IS A WELCOME STAND-IN FOR OBAMA

Democrats who don't want to be seen with the current president find the former president a more palatable booster for their election campaigns.

10. HAROLD RAMIS, CREATOR OF COMEDY CLASSICS, DIES AT 69

The writer-director-actor who created an unparalleled and hugely influential body of laughs has died, rattling the modern comedy world he helped build.


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