5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Russias President Vladimir Putin is seen in this Feb. 17, 2014 file photo at a state council meeting in Cherepovets, Russia.

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

1. Putin: Russia Has Right to Use Force in Ukraine
President Vladimir Putin says that Ukraine's fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych has no political future, and Russia gave him shelter to save his life.

2. Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Interrupted Over Media Issue
The Oscar Pistorius murder trial was interrupted today, after prosecutors said witness Michelle Burger’s face was broadcast on TV. A court order had barred certain witnesses from being shown on television.

3. NJ Student's Feud With Her Parents Headed to Court
A northern New Jersey honor student is suing her parents for financial support and to force them to pay for her college.

4. Photos Tell You Who Won Snake Vs Croc Battle
Photographers in Queensland, Australia, captured a snake battling a crocodile over the span of five hours, climaxing with the snake swallowing the crocodile whole.

5. Rob Ford Grilled on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
Toronto mayor Rob Ford sweated through an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday, enduring jokes and embarrassing videos – and even a plea to seek treatment. Ford, who admitted to smoking crack cocaine in office, is running for re-election this year. He wants to overcome the scandals.

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