10 things you need to know today: March 14, 2014

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A dog walks past Russian troops in Perevalne, Ukraine.  A dog walks past Russian troops in Perevalne, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

The Week

Senators reach a deal to restore unemployment benefits, Russian troops gather outside Ukraine, and more

1. Senators strike a deal on renewing jobless benefits
Senate negotiators announced on Thursday that they had reached a bipartisan deal to restore emergency long-term unemployment benefits to more than two million Americans. The bill would provide benefits through May, with retroactive payments to those whose coverage lapsed in December. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said the House would consider the measure, but GOP enthusiasm for it has waned as the economy improved. [The Wall Street Journal]

2. Russian puts soldiers by Ukraine ahead of Crimea secession vote
Russian has massed at least 10,000 troops near the Ukrainian border as tensions intensified ahead of Sunday’s secession vote in Ukraine’s Crimea region. Moscow says it is just holding…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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