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February 28th, 2014
08:44 PM ET

Obama warns Russia against military intervention in Ukraine, says 'there will be costs'

Simferopol, Ukraine (CNN) - Tension dramatically mounted in Ukraine's Crimea region Friday as its ambassador to the United Nations warned Russia against any further violation of its territorial borders, a warning that came as the United States urged Russia to pull back from the region or face possible consequences.

"We are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the Russian Federation inside Ukraine," U.S. President Barack Obama said in televised comments from the White House.

"...It would be a clear violation of Russia's commitment to respect the independence and sovereignty and borders of Ukraine and of international laws."

Obama said any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be "deeply destabilizing, and he warned "the United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine."

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February 28th, 2014
08:33 PM ET

Spike Lee's relatives' Brooklyn home was vandalized days after anti-gentrification rant

"Do the right thing"

That's what someone spray painted on the wall of the house next to where Spike Lee used to live in Brooklyn.

The message, which also happens to be the title of Lee's 1989 film, appears to be backlash from this seven minute rant on gentrification.

"So, why did it take this great influx of white people to get the schools better?" Lee says. "Why's there more police protection in Bed Stuy and Harlem now? Why's the garbage getting picked up more regularly? We been here!"

The actor and director's comments on Tuesday sparked controversy over the issue of whether gentrification is good or bad.

D.K. Smith is the one who asked Lee the question that started it all and he is OutFront.


Filed under: Crime • News
February 28th, 2014
08:14 PM ET

Dead Mississippi man wakes up in body bag

It's a story that's so bizarre, it's hard to believe it's true.

But it is.

A 78-year old man in Mississippi was declared dead Wednesday by a coroner, but hours later, as the body was about to be embalmed - a miracle - the man started moving from inside the body bag.

Dead Mississippi man begins breathing in embalming room, coroner says

CNN's David Mattingly is OutFront with the story.


Filed under: Health • News
February 28th, 2014
08:02 PM ET

From cab driver to Oscar nominee: 'Captain Phillips' star Barkhad Abdi

He is the lead pirate in the thriller "Captain Phillips," and his name is Barkhad Abdi.

Oscars 2014: The nominee reaction that will move you to tears

If you didn't see the movie, he plays Muse opposite Tom Hanks and he is up for best supporting actor at this Sunday's 86th Academy Awards.

'Captain Phillips' Oscar nominee gives back

CNN's Poppy Harlow recently caught up the Somali-American actor in his home town.


Filed under: Academy Awards • Entertainment • News • Oscars
February 28th, 2014
03:53 PM ET

'Muttbombing' selfies help dogs find homes

It's the modern-day personal portrait - a selfie.

These close-ups, have become part of a new canine craze, called Muttbombing and it's taking the internet by storm.

CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story OutFront.


Filed under: Animals • Jeanne Moos