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Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant—THE EDGE

By Jack Fitzpatrick (@jackfitzdc)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: President Obama said 8 million people have signed up for health insurance plans on HealthCare.gov. The U.S. struck a deal with Russia, Ukraine, and the E.U. to defuse tensions in eastern Ukraine, but that region remained unstable as a separatist group distributed pamphlets demanding the area's Jews register and pay a fee. In Russia, President Vladimir Putin took a question from Edward Snowden in a Q&A, and he admitted that Russian troops were in Crimea before Russia annexed the region. Beau Biden said he will run for governor of Delaware in 2016. Democrats are serious about Kathleen Sebelius running for Kansas's open Senate seat, despite jeers from Republicans. NASA discovered the most Earth-like planet ever, and every member of Congress has been getting a monthly copy of Hustler magazine.

TOP NEWS

CHELSEA CLINTON IS PREGNANT: Hillary Clinton is going to be a grandmother. Considering how much people love babies, it couldn't hurt her chances at the presidency. (Seitz-Wald/Resnick, NJ)

 

OBAMA: 8 MILLION SIGNED UP UNDER OBAMACARE: The president announced the Affordable Care Act's latest figure, surpassing even some of the most optimistic predictions for the law's first year. (Sam Baker, NJ)

PROGRESS MADE IN UKRAINE TALKS: Russia, Ukraine, the E.U., and the U.S. reached a de-escalation agreement that will give greater autonomy to Ukraine's regions and will disarm separatist groups. The U.S. threatened more sanctions if Russia does not follow through, but the agreement did not specifically mention the Russian troops gathered near Ukraine's eastern border. (Karen DeYoung)

JEWS TOLD TO REGISTER IN EASTERN UKRAINE: Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed leaflets were distributed telling Jews in the city to register and pay a fee of $50, but Denis Pushilin, the leader of a pro-Russian militant group, reportedly denied being involved. (Sarah Mimms, NJ)

SNOWDEN'S QUESTION: During a televised Q&A, Putin took a question via video from Edward Snowden, who asked if Russia had a similar program to the NSA spying practices Snowden revealed in his leaks. Putin denied using any such methods, saying Russia's laws forbid any kind of mass surveillance. It's unclear why Snowden decided to take part in an event "that is, at best, a heavily controlled broadcast from the Russian government." In the same session, Putin also admitted Russian troops were in Crimea before its vote to secede. (Matt Berman, NJ)

BEAU BIDEN TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR OF DELAWARE IN 2016: He will not seek reelection as the state's attorney general this year, instead aiming for a gubernatorial bid. (Randall Chase, AP)

DEMOCRATS ARE SERIOUS ABOUT SEBELIUS: Republicans think it's crazy, but Democrats think the former Health and Human Services secretary is in the best position to defend Obamacare. And it doesn't hurt that Kansans twice elected her governor. (Alexander Bolton, The Hill)

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: President Obama will award the U.S. Naval Academy football team the 2013 Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx continues his "Commit to the Future" bus tour on transportation development, through Friday. The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy will hold a 1 p.m. conference call on the Voting Rights Amendment Act with Lisa Bornstein, legal director for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

TOP LINES

THE ONE TWEET THAT EXPLAINS OBAMACARE: After the president's announcement that 8 million people had signed up under the Affordable Care Act, Obama said, "I think we can all agree that it's well past time to move on." The NRCC's response: "No, we can't." (Dustin Volz, NJ)

535 COPIES OF HUSTLER: Larry Flynt, ever the champion of the First Amendment, sends every member a monthly edition of Hustler magazine, and they can't legally stop him. Naturally, this has led to a number of pranks on congressional interns. (Matt Vasilogambros, NJ)

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WARREN'S BIOGRAPHY: A few early tidbits from Elizabeth Warren's forthcoming book: She argued with Tim Geithner about wearing a seat belt, she was quite nervous about going on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, and she learned that insiders don't criticize other insiders. (Wesley Lowery, WaPo)

THE MOST EARTH-LIKE PLANET: It's Kepler-186f, about 500 light-years away. NASA announced it has the highest probability of being similar to Earth of any planet ever found. (Brian Resnick, NJ)

TOP READ

WHAT CHELSEA CAN DO FOR HILLARY: Chelsea Clinton's past work shows an ability to work with data and a willingness to take on unsexy issues. (Alex Seitz-Wald)

TOP VIEWS

HOW AMERICANS DIE: In a detailed look at mortality rates, it's surprising how much of an impact AIDS, suicide, and drugs have had in the last 30 to 40 years. On the bright side, cars seem to be a lot safer than they used to be. (Matthew Klein, Bloomberg)

HOW THE CAPITOL DOME WILL BE FIXED: The Washington Post illustrates how the cracks in the Capitol dome will be repaired. (WaPo)

LAST NIGHT'S LATE-NIGHT FUNNIES IN UNDER 2 MINUTES: Democrats say their key demographic in 2014 is unmarried women. Bill Clinton is on it. (Mauro Whiteman, NJ)

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