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Today we're following the Ukrainian cease-fire deal, an ex-governor who just made history for a bad reason, and the new controversy swirling around Little League star Mo'ne Davis.

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Peace in sight?

After an intense escalation, the violent clashes that have plagued parts of Ukraine for months may finally be winding down as pro-Russian separatist rebels and Ukrainian officials have reached a cease-fire deal in Belarus. The details of the agreement — announced Friday — have not yet been spelled out, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a statement: "Human life is of the highest value. And we need to do everything that is possible and impossible to stop bloodshed and end people's suffering.” The conflict which began in mid-April has taken nearly 2,600 lives according to U.N. estimates.

Gubernatorial corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell earned a distinction he probably never wanted this week when he became the first governor in his state's history to be convicted of corruption. The one-time rising Republican star -- who was likely on Mitt Romney’s short list for running mates in 2012 -- and his wife were convicted on 11 and nine counts respectively. They now face up to 20 years in prison for each count. That might just derail whatever 2016 plans he may have been cooking up. McDonnell’s comment to reporters Thursday? "All I can say is that my trust remains in the Lord.” His attorney said he plans to appeal the ruling.   

"Can we talk?"

Joan Rivers has died and the entertainment world is in mourning. The tributes for Rivers have been flooding in. Late Night talk show hosts, including Jimmy Fallon of “The Tonight Show” where she made a name for herself in the 1960’s, took to the airwaves to pay their respects last night, and countless other celebs weighed in on Twitter. Her sharp wit and biting humor led to more than a few great zingers over the years, and also brought her face-to-face with an untold number of celebrities (what else do Cher, Pele, Nancy Reagan, and Ray J have in common?) but if you want an inspirational memory from her career, just listen to her explain how she first knew when she was funny. “I knew I was funny and I knew it was powerful."

Jimmy Kimmel strikes again

The latest installment from Kimmel's mean tweets series features NFL stars like Terrell Owens and Michael Strahan reading some of the meaner message fans and haters have had for them, and the result is hilarious and has the Internet buzzing again. 

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