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5 things to know this morning

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

1. Ukraine president blames opposition leaders for eruption of violence

Yanukovych says he has tried to compromise with protest leaders; EU calls emergency meeting as death toll rises to 25.

2. Obama administration struggling for new strategy on Syria

As peace talks falter and civil war drags on, U.S. is reconsidering old ideas, including more help for Western-backed rebels.

3. Nuclear power plant to get federal loan guarantees

Energy Department to approve $6.5 billion for plant in Georgia. When finished around 2018, it will be first in the U.S. in more than 30 years.

4. How increase in minimum wage would affect employment

Rise to $10.10 an hour by 2016 would give 16.5 million people a raise but cost about 500,000 jobs, Congress' nonpartisan analysts say.

5. Sochi not always accessible for people with disabilities

AP's Oskar Garcia finds that with Paralympics less than three weeks away, Olympic Park and its venues not entirely barrier-free.

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