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Smile, it's International Happy Day

Pharrell continues to be a never-ending source of happiness. The singer, producer and oversize-hat pioneer, whose hit song Happy is probably still stuck in your head, is partnering with the United Nations Foundation to celebrate the second annual International Day of Happiness today. Starting last night at 8 p.m. ET and continuing at noon today in each time zone, Pharrell will be spotlighting his favorite Happy-themed videos from across the world on his website 24hoursofhappiness.com.

March Madness heats up

The NCAA tournament officially got underway Tuesday, but the two most action-packed sporting days of the year tip off today. That's when the lights will begin to shine, and stars step into the spotlight. USA TODAY takes a look at 12 under-the-radar players from low-seeded teams who are most likely to spearhead their teams on major runs and drop ridiculous stat lines in the process. They include: Bryce Cotton, Providence; T.J. Warren, North Carolina State; Kendall Williams, New Mexico; Joseph Young, Oregon; and James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina. For the full list, check out all our March Madness coverage at http://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaab/

Obama to sell health care on 'Ellen'

President Obama will take his health care media campaign to the talk show circuit today, appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Obama will be interviewed on a live feed from the White House. As in previous appearances, Obama will urge young people to sign up for coverage under his health care initiiative before the enrollment deadline March 31.

Army general in sex case to be sentenced

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, who broke military law repeatedly during a three-year extramarital affair with a subordinate, is expected to learn his fate today after closing arguments in his sentencing were made Wednesday. The sentence can't exceed terms in a sealed agreement between defense lawyers and military attorneys. The judge will make his own decision before unsealing the document, and Sinclair will receive whichever is the more lenient punishment.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Aircraft and ships are traveling to the vicinity of two objects in the Indian Ocean spotted by satellite imagery that could be related to a missing Malaysian airliner, an Australian official says.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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