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Ukraine's front line: Where lives turn on distant decisions

If war comes, it is as likely as not to strike first in eastern Ukraine, where the pro-Russia separatists have been in control since 2014. In Russia, across the border, more than 100,000 troops are gathering, and thousands more are going into position for what Russia says are military exercises on Ukraine's border to the north with Belarus.

FILE - A serviceman stands holding his machine-gun in a trench on the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants at frontline with Ukrainian government forces in Slavyanoserbsk, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Jan. 25, 2022. (Alexei Alexandrov / AP)

Honduras' next president to be sworn in amid uncertainty

Xiomara Castro is scheduled to be sworn in Thursday as Honduras' first female president, facing high expectations to turn around the deeply troubled country amid uncertainty about whether an unfolding legislative crisis will allow her the support she needs.

Xiomara Castro arrives for a meeting with Spain's King Felipe VI in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Jan. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)