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Militants Occupy Eastern Ukrainian City Of Slovyansk

The U.S. has a message for Russia — they have “days, not weeks” to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine. A top U.S. diplomat in Kiev delivered the warning on Monday, as Vice President Joe Biden launched a show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Read about it here…[HuffPost]

The starvation death of a Kentucky prison inmate has cost a prison doctor his job after authorities confirmed they he and others could have done more to save the man. James Kenneth Embry, who had served six years of his nine-year sentence, began refusing his anti-anxiety medication during the spring of last year, which caused him to act erratically and refuse meals. By December, Embry, who stood six feet tall, was just 138 pounds. He died in January, but an internal investigation at Kentucky State Penitentiary determined that medical professionals inside the facility could have intervened. Read about it here…[RT]

Following the news that nine children were shot in Chicago over the weekend, authorities are confirming that they were among the 40 plus wounded in Chicago gun violence over the Easter weekend. Eight of those wounded have died. Read about it here…[HuffPost]

A group of 12 and 14-year-olds in New York City are being questioned after a rash of robberies in Central Park. The children are suspected of taking an iPad, an iPhone and attempting to take cash from a man, before assaulting him. Read about it here…[DNAInfo]

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