The Evening Rush for Monday, March 3, 2014

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The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said that Russian forces that have overtaken Ukraine’s strategic region of Crimea are demanding that the ship’s crew surrender. | AP Photo

Russia issues ultimatum

Russia issued an ultimatum Monday, demanding that the crew of two Ukrainian warships in Crimea immediately surrender or be stormed and seized, a Ukrainian military spokesman said. In Washington, President Barack Obama said continued military actions in Ukraine “will be a costly proposition for Russia.” [Sun-Times]

Sec. of State John Kerry is headed for Kiev. [Sun-Times]

Boehner: Putin’s a ‘thug.’ [Sun-Times]

Unanswered questions in Koschman case

Special prosecutor’s report doesn’t address what the Daley clan knew about the case or when they knew it. [Sun-Times]

Heading to work Tuesday?

Then you better not forget the paczki. [Sun-Times]

Snow more

At least that’s what one Philadelphia TV reporter is thinking, after nearly being buried by a plow. [Daily Dot]

How Democratic is your name?

Now you can find out with a click of the mouse. [Clarity Campaigns]

Crawford loses it, again

First the helmet. Now the pads. Someone please put GPS on his equipment. [Voices]

Maybe we should move north?

Results of a ‘highly scientific’ study are in, and people in Wisconsin last longer in the sack than we do. [Nerve]

He said what?

In case you missed it, the Pope has a potty mouth. [The Indpendent]

The world’s youngest billionaires

In the event you want to feel worse about the status of your bank account. [Forbes]

‘The epitome of what a public intellectual is’

That’s how people describe Rhymefest. [Sun-Times]

The Bright One

A look at the best dressed from last night’s Oscars. [Splash]

Commute

Sudoku; Weather; Traffic; CTA; Metra; Flight delays

And finally

Here are some GIFs of female gymnasts doing some ridiculous things. [Buzzfeed]

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