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Dancing with the Stars: Season 18 Premiere

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

1. Amy Purdy, Charlie White Excel on Season Premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars'
Jason Derulo kicked the show off with his hit "Talk Dirty," but the real talk came from an excited judging panel over the new cast for Season 18 of "Dancing with the Stars." Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas scored a 25 and Amy Purdy, the double-amputee snowboarding champ, received a standing ovation from the crowd and impressed the judges with a 24. "I am in shock, I have never seen anything like that ... you are beacon of light," said judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

2. Australia Officials Focus Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Jetliner
Australia officials are focusing search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner on a section of water that’s roughly the size of France.

3. Putin Approves Crimea Draft Bill
Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday approved a draft bill for the annexation of Crimea, one of a flurry of steps to formally take over the Black Sea peninsula.

4. TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Gets 10-Year Sentence
Best-selling author Kevin Trudeau, whose name became synonymous with late-night TV pitches, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for bilking consumers through ubiquitous infomercials for his book, "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About."

5. Wal-Mart Wants Your Used Video Games
The retail giant is launching an in-store video game trade-in program, offering store credit to participating gamers, Wal-Mart announced in a press release today. Customers will be able to use the store credit to buy anything at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, both in stores and online.

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