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Fmr. national security adviser Stephen Hadley, and the latest on the crisis in Ukraine.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama had not even yet outlined the sanctions he wanted to impose on those the U.S. government deems responsible for the Russian land-grab in Ukraine, before the world learned that the United Kingdom, perhaps America's closest ally, was dead set against them.
A secret document, photographed being carried by a British official into the Prime Minister's residence and office, outlined what the United Kingdom is and isn't willing to do to get Russia to stand down.
Britain should "not support, for now, trade sanctions ... or close London's financial centre to Russians," the document read.
Why? Because in the past few years, the United Kingdom has put out the welcome mat to hundreds of tycoons, kleptocrats, oligarchs, and other magnates from Russia and other former Soviet Republics.
The millions of dollars Russians pour into London, "make it very difficult for our government to make any kind of independent judgment," said Oliver Bullough, author of "The Last Man in Russia."
(CNN) – It's been an ongoing war of words between the U.S. and Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. But former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, has apparently decided to skip right over the Cold War rhetoric and delicately phrased verbal jabs, by comparing Russia's leader to Adolf Hitler.
During a private fundraising event in southern California last night, Clinton drew parallels between Russian president Vladimir Putin's Ukraine strategy and Hitler's moves before World War II.
(CNN) – Facebook announced that it has officially acquired mobile messaging service "WhatsApp" for $19 billion.
The app works a lot like a social network – users can send messages, photos, and videos to one person or even a group, but without paying the standard text fees phone companies charge.
It's valuable to Facebook because the service adds a million new users a day from all around the world, each paying a $1-per-year subscription fee after a free trial.
WhatsApp users are also younger, and tend to be more active in social networking than the average Facebook account holder.
Consumers loved the app because of the company's pledge to protect their privacy. Co-founder Jan Koum is a Ukrainian immigrant who says his experiences growing up shaped his concerns about government surveillance, so he vowed his company would never sell ads or user data.
(CNN) – Imagine the butterflies comedian Jimmy Fallon must have had swirling around his stomach when he heard an announcer belt out the words: "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon."
Fallon officially took over as the host of the show in a star-studded debut that drew more than 11 million viewers.
But while it was important to come out of the gate firing on all cylinders, many wonder if he can make the magic last.