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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In Ukraine's east, mayor held hostage by insurgent

Nelya Shtepa, the mayor of SLovyansk, walks outside a police station April 12 in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk. Shtepa's fate highlights the anger, confusion and lawlessness that have gripped eastern Ukraine over the past week and a half as insurgents opposed to the country's interim government seized police stations and government buildings.