It's a Sanction-Off Between US and Russia; Wining and Dining at Starbucks

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March 21, 2014 — -- quicklist: 1

title: US Sanctions Russia, Russia Sanctions US

text: A sanction for a sanction!

Minutes after President Obama placed more sanctions on members of the Russian government for what he said were its “illegitimate” actions in annexing Crimea, the Russian Foreign Ministry put six U.S. Congress members and three White House aides on their blacklist. All those American officials now are barred from entering Russia. But did they care? Apparently not.

“Proud to be included on a list of those willing to stand against Putin’s aggression,” tweeted House Speaker John Boehner shortly after being slapped on the sanction list.

Sen. John McCain also hit back with: “I guess this means my spring break in Siberia is off, Gazprom stock is lost & secret bank account in Moscow is frozen.”

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title: Starbucks to Serve Beer and Wine

text: Starbucks is on a roll. First, it announced it would pair with Oprah to bring you a blend of the media mogul's eponymous chai tea, and now it's planning to roll out beer and wine to match its savory food menu at thousands of more stores.

But don't get too excited. Starbucks COO Troy Alstead said the roll-out could take several years, so it might be a while before you can make a hot dinner date at your local coffee spot for a glass of chardonnay and container of mac and cheese.

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title: Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Anita Baker

text: From Grammy Award winner to wanted by the Detroit Police.

Police issued a bench warrant Thursday for gospel and R&B singer Anita Baker, who is famous for her '80s hit song "Sweet Love," the Detroit Free Press reported.

Baker allegedly failed to turn up in court over an ongoing legal issue with a paint and decorating company, which claims the singer owes $15,000 in unpaid fees.

The songstress was apparently watching TV last night when she found out, prompting her to tweet: “WHATTT??!!... sittin' in the kitchen watching this on TV. BIG time crazy. Atty on his way to TV Station. Devil sho is busy.”

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title: Black Keys to Drop New Single

text: The wait for fans could be over soon. The Black Keys are soon to release their first new single, “Fever,” since drawing songs from the 2011 album “El Camino,” reported.

The members of the rock duo have been involved in side projects during their break from The Black Keys.

“Fever” is set to come out March 24.

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