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Obama Opposes Crimea Referendum, Orders Sanctions

U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday took a strong stand against a planned referendum on the future of Ukraine's Crimea region.  Obama imposed financial sanctions and travel restrictions on those the U.S. accuses of undermining democracy in Ukraine, even as thousands of Russian troops remained inside Crimea. Congressional leaders are pledging support for those sanctions, and for the people of Ukraine. The White House says President Obama has told his Russian counterpart,...

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