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President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference March 25, 2014 in The Hague, the Netherlands. (Photo by Toussaint Kluiters-Pool/Getty Images)

Homeland Security To Cut NYPD Bomb Detection Funding After Obama Says NYC Nuclear Blast Bigger Concern Than Russia

Less than 24 hours after President Obama said he’s more concerned about the prospect of a nuclear weapon exploding in NYC than Russia’s recent actions, Homeland Security officials announced plans to cut the NYPD’s bomb detection funding by 50 percent.

03/26/2014

A man with his child walks by pro-Russian armed men blocking acces to the Ukrainian frontier guard base in Balaklava, a small city not far from Sevastopol, on March 1, 2014.  (Credit: VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Pro-Russian Forces Storm Ukrainian Air Force Base In Crimea

Pro-Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian air force base in Crimea, firing shots and smashing through concrete walls with armored personnel carriers. At least one person was wounded, the base commander said.

03/22/2014

Rep. Chris Murphy is seen in his official headshot - File / Photo: Office of Chris Murphy

Sen. Murphy On Crimea Vote: Putin’s ‘Done Something Incredibly Stupid’

President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine.

03/17/2014

Armed men in military armed block access to a Ukrainian border guards base not far from the village of Perevalne near Simferopol on March 3, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

U.S. Rejects Crimea Secession Referendum As Illegal, Prepares Penalties Against Russia

The U.S. rejected the Crimea secession referendum Sunday as illegal and readied retaliatory penalties against Russia.

03/16/2014

Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined Ukrainian New Yorkers for a rally on Saturday. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Rep. Maloney Rallies Alongside Ukrainian New Yorkers Ahead Of Crimea Referendum

Dozens of Ukrainians sang their national anthem with the United Nations as a backdrop shortly after Russia vetoed a resolution that declared Sunday’s referendum on the future of Crimea illegal.

03/15/2014

A man with his child walks by pro-Russian armed men blocking acces to the Ukrainian frontier guard base in Balaklava, a small city not far from Sevastopol, on March 1, 2014.  (Credit: VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: Obama Speaks With Russian President Putin Amid Ukraine Crisis

President Barack Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the United Nations is “gravely concerned” following the Russian takeover of a part of Ukraine.

03/01/2014