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Ukrainians line up to get their money from a bank machine in the western city of Lviv last week. Clashes in Independence Square in Kiev and the resulting political turmoil caused a financial panic.

Will Ukraine Do What It Takes To Unlock International Aid?

The United States, hoping to avert economic chaos in Ukraine, is prepared to send financial support to supplement aid from the International Monetary Fund, the White House said on Monday.

"The United States, working with partners around the world, stands ready to provide support for Ukraine as it takes the reforms it needs to, to get back to economic stability," White House spokesman Jay Carney told a news briefing.

Hagel Proposes Cuts To Size And Spending of Armed Forces

Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist And Holocaust Survivor, Dies At 110

Was Mexico's Most Wanted A Butcher Or Robin Hood?

After Nearly Six Decades In Office, Dingell Decides Not To Run

Mammogram Uncertainty Gives Patients, Doctors More Reason To Talk

I am 51 years old and have had a yearly mammogram, more or less, since the age of 40.

I got them despite the fact that there is no history of breast cancer in my family. I did it because that was what my doctor and others, including the American Cancer Society, recommended.

Three years ago, I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in situ breast cancer after a screening mammogram. I underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy. The doctors say my prognosis is good.

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Cool Or Creepy? A Clip-On Camera Can Capture Every Moment

With digital cameras and camera phones everywhere, there are few moments we don't document. But some designers still think we're missing the opportunity to capture some important, simple moments. Enter the Narrative Clip, a wearable camera that automatically and silently snaps an image every 30 seconds.

Pope Francis arrives to meet Haiti's President Michel Joseph Martelly at the Vatican on Monday.

Pope Announces Overhaul Of Vatican Bureaucracy

Pope Francis on Monday announced a sweeping overhaul – the first in 25 years — of the Vatican's bureaucracy, creating a new economic secretariat,

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reported on the story for our Newscast unit:

"The department will have broad powers to oversee all the Vatican's economic and administrative affairs. It will be headed by Australian Cardinal George Pell, archbishop of Sydney. Pell will report to a new 15-member economy council made up of eight cardinals from various parts of the world and seven lay experts.

Major League Baseball Changes Home-Plate Rules

Runners trying to reach home plate – and the catchers who often try to block them – will have to follow new rules that are meant to cut the risk of injuries from collisions, after Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association agreed on changing the rules today.

The change would take effect in the upcoming 2014 season. In announcing the new rule today, MLB called it "experimental." Here's the summary it provided:

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