March 28, 2014

Technically, Ukraine proposed the resolution at the United Nations that declared Russia's annexation of Crimea illegal and internationally unrecognized. But its strong passage in the U.N. General Assembly — 100 countries voted in favor, 11 against, and 58 abstained — was a victory for the U.S. and Europe. Here's the scorecard, from General Assembly President John W. Ashe, of Antigua and Barbuda:

Notice the "no" votes — Russia, Russian allies like Belarus and Syria, North Korea, and a handful of Latin American countries that consider the U.S. an antagonistic imperial power (Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua). The list of nations staying on the sidelines is more impressive and more interesting — China, India, and Pakistan, sure, but also Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brazil. For sake of argument, we'll take the fact they didn't vote against Crimea's nationality switch as a win for Russia.

With Europe and the U.S. on Ukraine's side, Russia on its own side, and the rest of the world powers sitting this out, the bulk of the "yes" votes came from smaller countries whose fates have long been determined by the whims of various superpowers and empires. The vote from the General Assembly won't deter Russia or change its course, but now we have a better sense of where the international cards lie. Peter Weber

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Super Bowl 50 started off with a bang, as Lady Gaga sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. In an earlier interview with the NFL Network, the pop star said performing at the Super Bowl was an "honor" and "a total dream come true." Catherine Garcia

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Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are facing off against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, and those who don't have access to a television can still watch every minute of the game during the livestream on

2:19 p.m. ET

Larry David and Bernie Sanders appeared alongside each other on Saturday Night Live, but the real highlight of the night didn't involve Sanders at all. In this pre-taped sketch, watch David play a cranky, neurotic Sanders in the cleverly titled "Bern Your Enthusiasm." Julie Kliegman

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The United Nations Security Council condemned North Korea on Sunday for defying international warnings in launching a long-range rocket that many believe is a cover for a test of a ballistic missile that could reach the United States mainland.

All 15 Security Council members approved a statement at an emergency meeting emphasizing that using ballistic missile technology violates four resolutions, The Associated Press reports. The group also vowed to adopt a new resolution soon with "significant" sanctions for North Korea. Julie Kliegman

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In a Monmouth University poll released Sunday, Donald Trump leads the Republican field with 30 percent of the support from likely New Hampshire primary voters. Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are tied for 13 percent, with Ted Cruz notching 12 percent.

On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton, 52 percent to 42 percent.

The poll's margin of error is 4.4 percentage points. On Tuesday, New Hampshire will be the second state to vote in the primaries. Julie Kliegman

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Bernie Sanders distanced himself Sunday from "Berniebros," a wide-ranging term that some have used to describe sexist supporters of the Vermont senator.

"It's disgusting," he said on CNN's State of the Union. "We don't want that crap. Anybody who is supporting me and doing sexist things, we don't want them. I don't want them. That's not what this campaign is about."

See more of Sanders' interview here. Julie Kliegman

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Saturday night's Republican presidential debate featured a lot of heated conflict — once all of the candidates finally made it out on stage. Watch The Washington Post break down just how delightfully awkward the whole introduction process was. Julie Kliegman

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