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A look at one of the key Senate races: Sen. Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan Grimes.

A look at one of the key Senate races: Sen. Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan Grimes.

March 7th, 2014
06:20 PM ET

Journalists in Crimea beaten, intimidated, shutdown

(CNN) – Control the message, control the people. Journalists and media outlets covering the Russian incursion into the Ukrainian territory of Crimea are now increasingly subjected to a crackdown for simply trying to report what they see.

CNN's Anna Coren and her team were ordered by management at their hotel to stop broadcasting or they'd be kicked out.

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