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    Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins comes into the game for the first time during the first half of an NBA basketball against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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    People wait in the departures area at the Sochi Airport following the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    A sticker depicting Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is placed on a burned military truck in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. The Kiev protest camp at the center of the anti-President Viktor Yanukovych movement filled with more and more dedicated demonstrators Sunday morning setting up new tents after a day that saw a stunning reversal of fortune in a political standoff that has left scores dead and worried the United States, Europe and Russia. (AP Photo/ Marko Drobnjakovic)

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

1. ARREST WARRANT OUT FOR UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT

The acting government accuses Viktor Yanukovych, who was last seen in Crimea, of mass crimes against protesters in Kiev.

2. RUSSIA, PROUD ARCHITECT OF SOCHI GAMES, TAKES A BOW

The most expensive Olympics ever come to a close after some bumps along the way but without any of the terror attacks that had been feared.

3. WHAT LED TO MEXICAN DRUG LORD’S CAPTURE

The discovery of an aide’s cellphone proved a key break in the long chase to find Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the legendary leader of the Sinaloa cartel.

4. WHERE OBAMA IS LOOKING FOR HELP WITH THE ECONOMY

The president will meet with governors of both parties at the White House today.

5. WHO’S MAKING SPORTS HISTORY

Jason Collins signs a contract with the New Jersey Nets, becoming the NBA’s first active openly gay player.

6. MUCH-WELCOME RAIN FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA

After the driest year in the state’s history, two storms are expected this week — but more than a few inches of precipitation is needed to end the drought.

7. AMERICAN FUGITIVE KILLED IN ISRAELI PRISON GUNBATTLE

A man who fled murder charges in the U.S., only to do time in Israel, steals a gun and shoots several guards before the prison is stormed by special forces.

8. ‘PIERS MORGAN LIVE’ COMES TO AN END

CNN says the host, who succeeded Larry King, has recently had lackluster ratings after a three-year tenure.

9. NOW COMES THE CLEANUP IN SOCHI

As athletes leave the Winter Games behind, Russia deals with heavy air traffic and prepares Olympic Park for the Paralympic Games.

10. WHY DAYTONA COULD USE A DOME

Rain halts Sunday’s race after only 38 laps, the latest delay during NASCAR’s season-opener in recent years.

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