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Afternoon Lede Check, 3.20.14

President Obama levies more sanctions on Russian officials; Putin responds in kind, sanctioning top American officials -not that they seem to mind; and 8 year old Relisha Tenau Rudd is missing from SE DC.

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

The Washington PostObama approves new sanctions against Russia

USA TodayPilots’ mental exams often ‘shallow’

POLITICOMadoff speaks: Politics, remorse and Wall Street

The HillObama orders new sanctions targeting Russia, Putin’s bank

Roll CallThe New ‘It’ List: Russia Sanctions 9 U.S. Officials

Daily Caller: Taxpayers drop $52 million on last-ditch Obamacare ad spree

The Washington TimesObama sets new sanctions against Russia for Crimea takeover

National JournalThe Real Rand Paul-Ted Cruz Battle Is Only Just Beginning

Washington City PaperThe Education Issue

Washington ExaminerObama expands sanctions against Russia, warns of ‘more severe actions’

WTOP: Amber Alert issued for missing girl

ABC 7: Amber Alert issued for missing D.C. girl

NBC 4: Woman Found Dead; AmberAlert Issued for Missing Girl

CBS 9: AMBER ALERT: 8-year-old girl missing from DC

Fox 5: Amber Alert issued for missing 8-year-old girl; woman found dead in motel during search

Photo credits from left to right: Getty Images, Twitter, DC Metro Police.

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