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world lead

April 23rd, 2014
05:43 PM ET

Ukrainian-Russian truce now shattered

(CNN) – Does the term "cease-fire" translate to something else in Russian or Ukrainian?

Because the truce between those two countries, that deal the U.S. helped seal just last Thursday, is already shattered.

Just as American troops arrive in Ukraine's neighbor Poland to rattle sabres at Russia with a brand new round of military exercises, Ukraine is relaunching its "anti-terrorist" operation against pro-Russia separatists in four cities in the eastern part of the country.

That move earned a sharp rebuke from Russia's foreign minister.
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April 23rd, 2014
05:26 PM ET

NATO planes chase out Russian bombers

(CNN) – Russian forces, already far too close for comfort in Ukraine, were found over the North Sea, near the United Kingdom, Denmark and the Netherlands.

CNN's chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto reports.

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April 23rd, 2014
05:20 PM ET

MH370 family member: Canceled, delayed briefings show lack of respect

(CNN) – On the one hand, son Steve Wang says he wants searchers to find debris from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. But there's also a part of him that doesn't want that, because it would mean his mother, one of the passengers on the plane, is gone.

"She's such a nice woman, and she really loves the life, she likes to take photographs, likes to travel," an emotional Wang said.
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money lead

April 23rd, 2014
03:14 PM ET

How'd this book top Amazon's best-seller list?

(CNN) – One would think the secret to selling books would be to mimic the sorcery of "Harry Potter," or to capitalize on the teen vampire allure of "Twilight."

Astoundingly, the No. 1 best-seller on Amazon is currently a nearly 700-page tome about economic theory authored by a Frenchman: "Capital in the Twenty-First Century." Amazon cannot keep it in stock.
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national lead

April 23rd, 2014
11:06 AM ET

One month after deadly landslide, and the search is still not over

(CNN) – It has been one month since a devastating mudslide smothered Oso, Washington, a town about an hour north of Seattle.

At least 41 people were killed, and two people are still missing.

President Obama met with relatives of the victims Tuesday, and with rescue crews.

The effort to find the missing, is still very much in-progress.

CNN's Ana Cabrera reports.

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