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    OBAMA COULD PULL RUSSIA TRIP AMID UKRAINE TUMULT
    BY JULIE PACE AND MATTHEW LEE
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials said Friday that President Barack Obama may scrap plans to attend an international summit in Russia this summer and could also halt discussions on deepening trade ties with Moscow, raising specific possible consequences if Russia should intervene in Ukraine. Obama himself bluntly warned of unspecified "costs" for Russia.

    "Any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing," Obama declared. Such action by Russia would represent a "profound interference" in matters that must be decided by the Ukrainian people, he said.

    While the president spoke only of "reports" of military movements inside Ukraine, the officials said the U.S does believe that Russia is intervening.

    Separately, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he would not address specific U.S. options, "but this could be a very dangerous situation if this continues in a provocative way." Asked about options in a CBS News interview, he said that "we're trying to deal with a diplomatic focus, that's the appropriate, responsible approach."

    As Obama prepared to speak late Friday, a spokesman for the Ukrainian border service said eight Russian transport planes had landed with unknown cargo in Crimea. Serhiy Astakhov told The Associated Press that the Il-76 planes arrived unexpectedly and were given permission to land, one after the other, at Gvardeiskoye air base. The State Department urged U.S. citizens to defer nonessential travel plans in the country because of "the potential for instability."
    Amateur Hour. God help us.

    AP
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    The children are running the school.
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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      BENGHAZI!!!
      We are so fucked.

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