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After being left out of the NCAA tournament just last year due to academic sanctions, the University of Connecticut won its fourth national title Monday night, beating Kentucky 60-54 at AT&T stadium. Catch highlights here…[ESPN]

Russia is ready to go to bat. On Tuesday, the country said that any force in Ukraine’s eastern region would lead to a war, as Kiev seeks to regain control after pro-Moscow uprisings in three cities. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said reports that the protesters are facing a crackdown by Ukrainian authorities are of particular concern. “We are calling for the immediate cessation of any military preparations, which could lead to civil war,” it said in a statement. Read about it here…[CNN]

Remember that newly minted Congressman who brought a Duck Dynasty star as his guest to the 2014 State of the Union address? Well he’s at it again and this time, the joke is on him. Congressman Vance McAllister was captured in a video passionately kissing and embracing a member of his staff. In a statement Monday afternoon, he asked for forgiveness for his infidelities. “There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness. I’m asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve. Trust is something I know has to be earned whether you’re a husband, a father, or a congressman. I promise to do everything I can to earn back the trust of everyone I’ve disappointed.” Watch the video here…[HannaPub]