Internal investigation clears Christie and other headlines

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie listens a question during the 110th Town Hall Meeting in Middletown Township, New Jersey, February 20, 2014.

Internal Christie investigation reportedly clears Christie in GW Bridge scandal. (NY Times)

Michigan appeal halts same-sex marriages. (TPM) And Michigan won't immediately recognize the ones that were performed this weekend. (AP)

Democrats have votes to release CIA report. (Politico)

8 dead, more than a dozen missing after Washington mudslide. (Seattle Times)

Duke Energy's ad campaign to 'regain your confidence' after coal-ash spill. (WRAL) Meanwhile, NC pulls its coal-ash settlement deal with Duke Energy (AP).

Just in time for the Exxon Valdez spill's 25th anniversary, a big spill in the Houston Ship Channel. (NBC News)

Japan is turning over its nuclear material to the United States. (The Hill)

Multiple reports of sightings of debris that could be the missing Malaysian plane. (NY Magazine)

Ukraine orders its troops to pull out of Crimea. (AP)

Obama administration to take action in response to Uganda's anti-gay law. (BuzzFeed)