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As Crimeans prepare for a possible breakaway vote this coming Sunday, the G-7 nations have essentially told Russia to keep hands off of Ukraine.  Meantime, that country's new interim Prime Minister is visiting Washington. Is a compromise possible? Also, David Jolly's victory in Florida, and Louisiana's longest-serving death row inmate is a free man today, 30 years after prosecutors now admit he was wrongly convicted and wrongly charged.

Banner Image: State flag of Ukraine carried by a protestor to the heart of developing clashes in Kiev, Ukraine on February 18, 2014; Photo: Mstyslav Chernov

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Mike Kessler
Jenny Hamel

The World Waits for Crimeans to Go to the Polls 35 MIN, 24 SEC

Today, the White House and all of Washington are embracing Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk  — chosen by revolutionaries who overturned an elected government. But Vladimir Putin insists Ukraine's new leaders are not legitimate and he's encouraging the Crimean region to break away with a vote this coming Sunday. Arguments about self-determination and national sovereignty are being used by each side in its own interest. Can Putin be isolated by the US and Europe? Is it too late for him to turn back? With the looming deadline of Sunday's vote, is some compromise possible?

Guests:
Nicholas Clayton, freelance journalist
Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute of International Economics (@PIIE_com)
Timothy Snyder, Yale University
Leslie Gelb, Council on Foreign Relations (@CFR_org)

More:
Aslund on why Putin is likely to lose his war over Crimea
Clayton on Crimea's referendum plans dividing the population
Council on Foreign Relations on the crisis in Ukraine
President Obama meets with Ukrainian interim PM Yatsenyuk

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Timothy Snyder

Glenn Ford Exonerated after 30 Years on Death Row 7 MIN, 40 SEC

Glen Ford was released from Louisiana's notorious Angola Prison yesterday after 30 years on death row. He always claimed he innocent of robbery and murder, and prosecutors have now conceded that there was "credible evidence" that he should not have even been charged. After yesterday's release, Ford said the babies he left are now grown men with babies of their own. Andew Cohen is Contributing Editor at The Atlantic and Chief legal Analyst for CBS Radio News.

Guests:
Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic (@CBSAndrew)

Jolly's Victory in Florida 7 MIN, 36 SEC

In advance of this year's mid-term elections, Democrats and Republicans poured big money into Florida's 13th District, where the death of a long-time Republican incumbent created a special election. After yesterday's voting, Republican David Jolly was triumphant. Josh Kraushaar is political editor for the National Journal.

Guests:
Josh Kraushaar, National Journal (@HotlineJosh)

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