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...Lindstrom had two goals and David Backes also scored for the Blues. Jaden Schwartz assisted on all of Lehtera's goals, and Vladimir Tarasenko had assists on the first two. St. Louis' top line has combined for 25 points in the last six games.Alexander...
Russian buildup seen as fighting rages in Ukraine

...said Thursday as Ukrainian government forces unleashed a major offensive against pro-Moscow insurgents.Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, voicing strong concern...
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The resonance of small moments with Dybek

Stuart Dybek's stories occupy a territory somewhere between Vladimir Nabokov and Nelson Algren - beguiled by the play of language but also gritty and specific, fundamentally urban at their core...
Putin visits bomb-hit Volgograd

VOLGOGRAD, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday made a pre-dawn visit to the city reeling from two suicide bombings this week, bringing gestures of sympathy...
Putin thanks Paralympics for eschewing political divide

SOCHI, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin maintained on Thursday that Moscow did not instigate the Crimea crisis and thanked Paralympic leaders for not wading into...
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Russian amnesty vote a cherry on Putin's year

MOSCOW - It has been a good week for Russian President Vladimir Putin - at the end of a pretty good year.Russia's parliament approved an amnesty law Wednesday that is likely to result in...
Insurgents to hold vote in east Ukraine

...the ballots for eastern Ukraine's sovereignty referendum have been clattering around the clock for days. Even the powerful Vladimir Putin can't stop them.Despite the Kremlin leader's plea to postpone Sunday's vote, the pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine...
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Opinion: Trust on the road less traveled

...Obama's response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons last fall displayed weakness that emboldened Russian President Vladimir to move military forces into Crimea. Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), John McCain (R-Ariz...
Slack Tide: Russian death cookies: The 2014 Sochi Winter Games

...that looks even crustier than our own, elite winter athletes have gathered from across the globe to see how long it takes Vladimir Putin to appear shirtless in public.To some, the Winter Olympics are an opportunity for nations to unite in peace and corporate...
Empire Editorial: All surface, no substance

...There's also Palin's take on why the media is liberal, why Obama should be impeached, her solutions to curb Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggression and "The Truth about the war in Israel."If that's not enough to convince you to fork over $10...


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