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Posted: Mar 18, 2014 6:57 PM

Updated: Mar 18, 2014 7:58 PM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

1. WHY SOME OF TOP CANCER CENTERS ARE OFF-LIMITS TO AMERICANS

An AP survey finds that many of the best hospitals in the U.S. are not accepting new insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act.

2. MALAYSIAN PLANE MAY NEVER BE FOUND

Experts and families face grim but distant possibility that the Boeing 777, which has been the subject of an international search for 10 days, could be lost forever.

3. HOW PUTIN IS REDRAWING RUSSIA'S MAP

The Russian president declared Crimea part of his country two days after its voters chose to split from Ukraine.

4. TWO KILLED IN SEATTLE NEWS CHOPPER CRASH

A pilot and a news photographer were killed in the accident near the Space Needle.

5. REPORT SAYS LA AIRPORT WAS ILL PREPARED FOR CRISIS

The findings criticized the emergency response to the fatal shooting in November, citing communication problems and technology lapses.

6. LEAK FOUND IN GAS MAIN AT NYC BLAST SITE

Federal investigators are not yet sure whether the leakage was behind the explosion that killed 8 people and leveled two buildings.

7. URUGUAY'S PRESIDENT IS BIG ABROAD BUT NOT SO POPULAR AT HOME

The leader, known to many as "Pepe," is facing growing criticism over lack of improvement in education, security and environmental issues.

8. FEDERAL RESERVE LEADER HAS GOOD COMPANY AT HOME

Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the nation's central bank, has forged an intellectual partnership with her Nobel-winning economist husband of 35 years, George Akerlof.

9. ROLLING STONES CANCEL TOUR DATES OVER L'WREN SCOTT'S DEATH

Mick Jagger, the band's frontman, said he was struggling to understand why his companion may have taken her own life.

10. MICHELLE OBAMA FACES BIG PERSONNEL DECISION

The White House pastry chef--dubbed "The Crust Master" by the president--has announced he is leaving after seven years in the job.

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