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Mild Weather, Catholic Nun Sent to Jail, Deadly Protests in Ukraine

WEDNESDAY: Light Rain near Canton to start. Partly sunny.  High: 46
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In Tennessee, an 84-year-old Catholic was sentenced to three years in jail Tuesday, charged in participating in a nuclear plant protest. 
Sister Megan Rice was sentenced for charges that include destroying U.S. Government property, trespassing and injuring national defense premises. 
This comes after she and two other peace activists broke into a nuclear facility, spray-painted messages and threw human blood around the building. 
Two men who acted with Rice were also sentenced, both to 62-month jail terms Tuesday. 
The activists say they were trying to prove a point about the danger of nuclear weapons. 

Ukraine's health ministry reported Tuesday that 25 have died in clashes between protesters and government forces.  Another 241 were hospitalized.
At least seven of the dead were police officers. As violence continued, the ministry said metro stations were closed, and Kiev officials urged residents to stay away from the city center to avoid danger.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, one of the opposition leaders, made a public appeal to President Viktor Yanukovych: "Do not let Ukraine become a country covered with blood. Pull back the police and announce a cease-fire. Then we will negotiate."
The casualties occurred after protesters set fire to the headquarters of the ruling Party of Regions and as violence roiled the capital for the first time in more than two weeks.
Speaking from the protesters' medical facility outside the parliament building, Olesya Orobets said ambulances had been barred from the area.
The prosecutor general blamed the protesters for the violence.

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