5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: An anti-government protester, center, throw a Molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police in Kievs Independence Square, the epicenter of the countrys current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Police Among 26 Dead in Ukraine Clashes
Smoke rose over Kiev today, as Ukraine’s capital city continued to burn following a night of deadly violence between riot police and anti-government protesters. At least 26 people have died and hundreds of others were hospitalized, Ukrainian Health Ministry officials said. At least 10 police officers are among the dead.

2. Juror in 'Loud Music' Trial Wanted Murder Conviction
One of the jurors in the controversial Florida "loud music" trial is speaking out, telling ABC News in an exclusive interview that the issue of self-defense forced the jury into a deadlock.

3. Ligety Dominates for Gold in Olympic Giant Slalom
Ted Ligety has created his own, unique way of skiing. And now, he's in pretty elite company. Carving turns like nobody else, Ligety established a huge first-run lead and then comfortably held on to win the giant slalom at the Sochi Games on Wednesday, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing.

4. After Latest Snow Storm, Warmer Days Finally Ahead
More snow is ahead for residents of northern New England a day after a fast-moving storm brought about a foot to many communities, but rain and warmer temperatures could present new problems for other states.

5. Kate Upton's Zero-G Bikini Shoot
The "Sports Illustrated" model showed off her gravity-defying beauty in a unique photo shoot.

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