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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. HOW PUTIN SEES THE U.S. ROLE IN UKRAINE
The Russian leader sarcastically compares it to an experiment with "lab rats" as tensions start to cool in the crisis.
2. OBAMA BUDGET TREADS FAMILIAR GROUND
The $3.9 trillion proposal would use increased taxes on the wealthy to fund programs like job training and early childhood education.
3. PROESCUTOR IN ARMY CASE WANTED SEX CHARGES DROPPED
A month before a general's trial, the lead prosecutor broke down in tears as he told a superior he didn't think the closely watched case should go forward.
4. SEASON'S FIRST PRIMARY HELD IN TEXAS AS GOP PUSHES RIGHT
Republicans decide who is more conservative as Democrats seek to galvanize new voters in an election that could push the state farther right.
5. MEMORY OF VICTIM'S SCREAMS BRINGS WITNESS TO TEARS AT PISTORIUS' TRIAL
"When I'm in the shower, I relive her shouts," neighbor Michelle Burger testified about when Reeva Steenkamp was killed.
6. WHERE THAT BIG BAG WILL COST FLIERS $25
United Airlines says it is reminding customers that oversized carry-ons can mean an additional fee.
7. HOUSE EXPLOSION IN NEW JERSEY KILLS RESIDENT, LEVELS HOMES
Authorities say the blast destroyed at least 10 houses and sent 7 workers to the hospital after a contractor had damaged a gas line.
8. DRUG OFFICIAL SAYS FEDERAL LEGALIZATION OF POT WOULD BE "RECKLESS"
The DEA's deputy administrator says Congress shouldn't let public support for legal marijuana overshadow scientific concerns about its use.
9. COLD WEATHER IN NEW ORLEANS CAN'T KEEP REVELERS DOWN
Mardi Gras die-hards endured winter temperatures and a chilling rain along parade routes as Carnival season nears a close.
10. ELLEN GETS AN OSCAR BUMP
The daytime talk show had its highest viewership in its 11-year history the day after the Academy Awards and DeGeneres' viral selfie.
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