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Putin fielded this question at his annual telethon, along with other more serious queries about the crisis in Ukraine and – asked by Edward Snowden – Russia's domestic spying.

Fred Weir
Qatar's support for the Muslim Brotherhood through a punishing crackdown in Egypt is in part a bet on the longevity of people-powered political movements.Christa Case Bryant
The government has repeatedly accused the UN of harboring rebels in its camps. Many are worried the attack marks a new and dangerous phase in the civil war.Jason Patinkin
Senate hearings on mounting allegations of corruption at the state-run oil company have put Brazil's ruling party in an uncomfortable spotlight. While attitudes have been slow to change, Brazilians are starting to challenge a culture of impunity.Whitney Eulich
The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.Jenna Fisher
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has detected an Earth-sized planet orbiting an M dwarf star, scientists announced Thursday. We have some 70 billion M dwarf stars in our galaxy, so this suggests a huge number of potential life-friendly planets.Liz Fuller-Wright
Obamacare has enrolled 8 million Americans, and early data suggest it has a good mix of young people. But President Obama knows Republicans aren't remotely ready to give up the fight yet.Linda Feldmann
An overlooked material, relatively cheap and available, promises to help scientists develop technologies that capture waste heat and convert it to electricity more efficiently.Pete Spotts
If follow-through occurs, the agreement would represent a significant shift in a crisis that has been marked by the presence of Russian troops near Ukraine’s eastern border, as well as upheaval and ethnic tension in key Ukrainian cities.Mark Trumbull
A new exoplanet spotted using NASA's Kepler telescope is the first confirmed extrasolar terrestrial planet located within its star's habitable zone.Sudeshna Chowdhury

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