May 12, 2014 12:12 PM EDT

Here are the stories TIME is watching this Monday, May 12:

  • Boko Haram released a video depicting what appears to be the kidnapped girls. Leader Abubakar Shekau demanded the release of Boko Haram prisoners in exchange for the girls.
  • Donald Sterling apologized for the racist comments that got him banned from the NBA, calling them a “terrible mistake.”
  • Vladimir Putin dominated an exhibition hockey game on the eve of eastern Ukraine’s referendum for succession from the Kiev government.
  • Bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

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