Five essential stories of the day, hand-selected by the "Nightly News" team, starting with the crisis in Ukraine.
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President Obama faces a defiant Vladimir Putin over the crisis in Ukraine. The stand-off will test the president’s foreign policy strategy.
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One of Pistorius’ neighbors said she heard a “blood-curdling” scream on the night the Olympian killed his girlfriend.
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One of the eight vintage corvettes that fell into a sinkhole has finally been extracted.
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Robert F. Kennedy’s daughter, Kerry Kennedy, speaks exclusively to NBC News about her trial and her opinions about the nation’s criminal justice system.
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It was a different kind of Academy Awards show this year, largely because of host Ellen DeGeneres.
First published March 3 2014, 6:27 PM