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Morning Must Reads: March 6

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson—Getty Images

In the news: Crimea to hold a referendum on whether to formally secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation; Hillary Clinton likens the moves of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the actions of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler; Senate rejects President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division; what's prettier in print

  • “The government of Ukraine’s breakaway territory of Crimea said Thursday that it will hold a referendum on whether to formally secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation, dramatically escalating tensions as the West tries to negotiate a withdrawal of Russian troops from the region.” [WSJ]
    • “Hillary Rodham Clinton has sparked a political uproar this week by wading into the middle of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, likening the moves of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the actions of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler leading up to World War II.” [WashPost]
  • “The Senate rejected President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division on Wednesday in a stunning 47-52 vote in which seven Democrats abandoned their leadership. The vote was all the more remarkable for the five Democrats in tough reelection races this year who voted in vain to move Debo Adegbile’s nomination forward.” [Hill]
  • “The committee dustup between Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa and ranking Democrat Elijah E. Cummings has Democrats and Republicans at each other’s throats and demanding apologies.” [Roll Call]
  • “Reinventing Skid Row: When hipsters met the homeless, and made a new downtown L.A.” [Politico]
  • The Story Behind the SAT Overhaul [NYT]
  • Prettier in print

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