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Afternoon Lede Check, 3.4.14

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today:

The Washington PostKerry: Russia is creating a ‘pretext’ for invasion

The Washington TimesD.C. Council approves bill decriminalizing marijuana

Washington ExaminerObama: Russia’s intervention in Ukraine not ‘a sign of strength’

Washington City PaperThe D.C. Council Decriminalized Pot. What Does That Mean for You?

USA TodayPoll: Hillary rising

The HillObama releases $3.9T budget

POLITICO5 takeaways from President Obama’s budget

Roll CallLegislative Branch Agencies Request Relief From Budget Cuts

National JournalThe Last Thing Republicans Have to Fight About

Daily Caller: Lois Lerner fears for her life if she testifies at Wednesday’s oversight hearing

WTOP: Bitter cold temperatures shatter records

ABC 7: Major traffic backups in downtown D.C.

NBC 4: Va. IG for BehavioralHealth Resigns Over Deeds Report

CBS 9: More wintry weather possible Friday morning

Fox 5: National Park Service predicts DC cherry blossom peak bloom dates

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