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10 things to know for Wednesday

Wednesday - 3/12/2014, 3:44am  ET

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A woman holds a banner that reads: "Putin is Occupier" during a rally against the breakup of the country in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The Crimean parliament voted Tuesday that the Black Sea peninsula will declare itself an independent state if its residents agree to split off from Ukraine and join Russia in a referendum. Crimea's regional legislature on Tuesday adopted a "declaration of independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea." The document specified that Crimea will become an independent state if its residents vote on Sunday in favor of joining Russia in the referendum. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

The Associated Press

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

1. CIA ACCUSED OF MISCONDUCT

A powerful senator accuses the agency of interfering with a congressional investigation into the CIA's possible use of torture during Bush-era terror probes.

2. MALAYSIAN PLANE HUNDREDS OF MILES OFF COURSE WHEN IT VANISHED

Military radar data adds confusion and mystery to one of the most puzzling aviation incidents of recent years.

3. GOP PREVAILS IN TEST OF 'OBAMACARE'

Republican David Jolly, who campaigned on a pledge to repeal the health care law, wins a hard-fought congressional race in Florida.

4. WHAT'S LESSENING TENSION BETWEEN MOSCOW AND THE US

Crimea's parliament raises the possibility of declaring itself an independent state - rather than becoming part of Russia.

5. GM FACING CRIMINAL PROBE

The Justice Department is examining why GM waited until February to recall 1.6 million compact cars after knowing about a problem with ignition switches for a decade.

6. WHO'S ARGUING THAT AMERICAN CHEESE SHOULD BE JUST THAT

As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like Parmesan, feta and Gorgonzola on cheese made in the U.S.

7. TV PREACHER VICTIM OF THEFT

Thieves break into a safe at Joel Osteen's megachurch in Houston and make off with $600,000 in cash and checks.

8. WORLD'S OLDEST KNOWN MASKS ON DISPLAY IN JERUSALEM

The 11 stone masks date back 9,000 years and offer a rare glimpse at some of civilization's first communal rituals.

9. WHERE OBAMA USED HIS CREDIT CARD

Visiting Manhattan, he goes shopping at the Gap, buying sweaters for his daughters and an athletic jacket for his wife.

10. BYE, BIG D

Franchise sack leader DeMarcus Ware is released by the Dallas Cowboys as the NFL's free-agency signing period opens.


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