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10 for today: Tuesday, Feb. 25

10 for today: Tuesday, Feb. 25

MILITARY MIGHT: Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey listens as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Monday, Feb. 24, where he recommended shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. Photo: Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WEBSITE OF BIG BITCOIN EXCHANGE GOES OFFLINE

The page’s disappearance follows reports that the exchange based in Japan suffered a significant theft — a possible fatal blow to efforts to gain legitimacy for the virtual currency.

2. MEDICAL SLEUTHS ON TRAIL OF RARE, POLIO-LIKE SYNDROME

Doctors aren’t sure if it’s a virus or something else that’s caused more than a dozen children in California to suffer paralysis to one or more limbs.

3. WHO’S A WANTED MAN IN UKRAINE

The interim government issues a warrant for the arrest of fugitive President Yanukovych in the killing of protesters last week in Kiev.

4. MEXICO ANGLING TO TRY DRUGLORD FIRST

Authorities set in motion a legal process that makes it unlikely Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will face charges in the U.S. anytime soon.

5. WHY DEFENSE CHIEF WANTS TO DOWNSIZE ARMY

Hagel says the U.S. can afford a smaller military so long as it retains its technological edge.

6. CONGRESS’S LONGEST-SERVING MEMBER EVER IS CALLING IT QUITS

Eighty-seven-year-old John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat, says he’s relinquishing the seat he’s held since 1955.

7. RED FLAG RAISED ON TESTOSTERONE DRUGS

A consumer group calls on the FDA to add a warning label to the popular medicines because there’s evidence they can increase the risk of heart attack.

8. WHAT’S NEXT CHALLENGE FOR SOCHI

With the Olympics over, the city needs to make sure the expensive stadiums used for the games don’t turn into white elephants.

9. SETH MEYERS DEBUTS AS HOST OF NBC’S ‘LATE NIGHT’

AP Television Writer Frazier Moore reports that the comic suffered a few opening-night butterflies, then found his stride as the show went on.

10. HAROLD RAMIS, CREATOR OF COMEDY CLASSICS, DIES AT 69

The writer-director-actor created a hugely influential body of work, including such films as “Caddyshack,” ”National Lampoon’s Animal House,” ”Ghostbusters” and “Groundhog Day.”

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Portland, Maine, Police Find Body Washed up Near East End

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Portland police say they are investigating the discovery of a woman's body that washed up on the shore near the city's East End.

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Fishery Managers Studying Black Sea Bass Population

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A multistate management commission is working on an assessment of the health of the black sea bass population.

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York Police And Firefighters To Carry Opioid Antidote

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YORK, Maine (AP) In response to growing concerns statewide regarding heroin usage, York police and firefighters are among the first in Maine to be equipped with the opioid antidote naloxone.

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Lewiston Police Officials Hope To Hire Somali Officers

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) The Lewiston Police Department is reaching out to the city's large Somali population as it recruits new officers.

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