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10 for today: Wednesday, March 5

10 for today: Wednesday, March 5

DAILY GRIND: Visitors view the performance art "In Orbit," a 25-foot wheel made from wood, steel, and furniture, which is home for artists Ward Shelley, top, and Alex Schweder, bottom, for 10 days at the Boiler gallery in Williamsburg, N.Y., Tuesday, March 4. They will share two living units arrayed over the hamster-wheel-like sculpture, with Shelly living on the outside and Schweder on the inside. The structure will remain on view through April 5. Photo: Associated Press/Bebeto Matthews

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

1. NO RUSSIAN WITHDRAWAL SEEN

Analysts say Putin is likely to keep his troops in Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula indefinitely.

2. WHO’S CONTINUING FAMILY POLITICAL DYNASTY

George P. Bush, the son of ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, launches his public career by easily winning the GOP nomination for the little-known but powerful post of Texas land commissioner.

3. CRITICS TAKE AIM AT OBAMA’S BUDGET

Anti-deficit groups are especially displeased by the president’s $3.9 trillion spending plan.

4. WHY CHAVEZ’S LEGACY IS IN DOUBT

A year after the Venezuelan strongman’s death, his socialist project has been crippled by food shortages, high inflation and weeks of protests.

5. CHINA PLEDGES TO KEEP GROWING ITS ECONOMY

As three decades of explosive growth runs out of steam, Premier Li Keqiang says the Communist nation will promote market forces and encourage domestic consumption.

6. DEGRADATION OF REDWOODS ON RISE

Wood from the ancient trees is being poached to make decorative pieces like coffee tables and wall clocks, officials at a California park say.

7. WHAT CAN COST FLIERS AN EXTRA $25

United Airlines is reminding its customers that oversized carry-ons can mean an additional fee. AIRLINES-

8. GETTING THROUGH THE DAILY GRIND

Two performance artists are spending 10 days living, eating and sleeping on a giant hamster wheel in New York City.

9. ‘HOW WE DIE’ AUTHOR DIES AT 83

Dr. Sherwin Nuland’s book, published in 1994, helped foster a debate in the U.S. over doctor-assisted suicide and end-of-life decisions.

10. MY BAD, SAYS JOHN TRAVOLTA

The actor apologizes to Tony Award winner Idina Menzel for mangling the pronunciation of her name during the Oscars telecast.

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Independent Governor Candidate Cutler Cuts Ads

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Independent Maine gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is reducing his budget for television advertising in the week leading up to the election.

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Maine’s High Court Denies Fast Appeal in Bear Case

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is denying an animal rights group's request for an expedited appeal in its case against the state's Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

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Health Care Professionals Back Quarantined Nurse

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A group of Maine health professionals is criticizing the state's protocols for health care professionals who've treated Ebola patients.

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Maine Heating Prices Continue to Fall

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine officials say the price of heating oil in the state dropped 8 cents this week, continuing a downward trend in the price of fuel.

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Maine Ski Area Going Solar

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A Maine skiing area will soon unveil 803 solar-electric panels it says will offset 70 percent of its electricity use.

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