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3:05 PM ET, July 17, 2014

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Sky News:
Malaysian Plane ‘Shot Down With 295 On Board’  —  A passenger plane with 295 people on board has been shot down as it flew above eastern Ukraine, according to aviation sources.  —  The Malaysia Airlines plane, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling at an altitude of 10km …
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Ashley Fantz / CNN:
Report: Malaysia Airlines flight crashes in Ukraine  —  (CNN) — A Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday.  —  Malaysia Airlines confirmed that it lost contact with MH17, and the flight's …
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Ukraine Says Russian Plane Shot Down Its Fighter Jet  —  MOSCOW — The Ukrainian government said on Thursday that a Russian military plane had shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet in Ukrainian airspace the previous evening, a serious allegation of direct intervention by Russia's armed forces.
Peter Leonard / Associated Press:
UKRAINE REBELS: WE DID NOT SHOOT DOWN PLANE  —  KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have denied that they are responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.  —  Andrei Purgin, deputy prime minister for the rebels …
New York Times:
Malaysia Airlines Plane With 295 Aboard Crashes in Ukraine  —  The plane crashed in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, and Ukrainian officials said a Russian-made antiaircraft system may have shot it down.
Daily Mail:
Why was MH17 flying through a warzone?  European safety watchdog warned against using Ukraine airspace since APRIL
Discussion: LewRockwell
CBS News:
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Official says plane shot down over Ukraine
Discussion: PE.com Blogs and CBS Pittsburgh
Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
Ukraine Adviser: Malaysian Airlines Jet Shot Down By Missile Near Ukraine-Russia Border
Tod Lindberg / The New Republic:
The 2014 Midterms Don't Mean Anything  —  Pundits and pols say the stakes couldn't be higher.  Quite the opposite.  —  The political media's handicapping of the November 4 midterm election has contributed to the impression, fostered by many partisans and commentators, that the stakes have never been higher.
Discussion: VodkaPundit
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Politico:
Cruz's next fight: Immigration  —  Texas Sen. Ted Cruz plans to take a hard-line stand that could rile up conservatives just as lawmakers — including two from his home state — are struggling to address the growing humanitarian crisis along the southern border.
Joel Gehrke / National Review:
GOP Conservatives Stand Firm on the Border Crisis
Discussion: NBC News and New York Times
New York Times:
Elaine Stritch, Tart-Tongued Broadway Actress and Singer, Is Dead at 89  —  Elaine Stritch, the brassy, tart-tongued Broadway actress and singer who became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim's wryly acrid musings on aging …
Edward Snowden / Guardian:
‘If I end up in chains in Guantánamo I can live with that’ - video interview  —  Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, talks exclusively to Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of the Guardian, and reporter Ewen MacAskill in Moscow.  The 31-year-old former intelligence analyst discusses whether …
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Guardian:
Edward Snowden urges professionals to encrypt client communications
Discussion: Politico
Sophie Novack / NationalJournal.com:
Democrats' Plan to Create the Next Todd Akin  —  The party is hoping to keep Republicans talking about reproductive issues, and is praying for a candidate to make another massive mistake.  —  Democrats are not just hoping for another Todd Akin, they're trying to create one …
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Todd Akin's Pathetic Attempt To Defend ‘Legitimate Rape’ Goes Down In Flames
Discussion: Jezebel
Christopher Gunness / UNRWA:
UNRWA STRONGLY CONDEMNS PLACEMENT OF ROCKETS IN SCHOOL  —  Yesterday, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered approximately 20 rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip.  UNRWA strongly condemns the group or groups responsible for placing the weapons in one of its installations.
Microsoft Corporation:
Stephen Elop's email to employees  —  Microsoft's strategy is focused on productivity and our desire to help people “do more.”  As the Microsoft Devices Group, our role is to light up this strategy for people.  We are the team creating the hardware that showcases the finest of Microsoft's digital work …
Kyle Kondik / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Hidden Barrier to a Republican Senate Majority  —  The GOP has had little recent success defeating Democratic incumbents  —  If Republicans are to win the Senate, they probably are going to have to do something they haven't done since 1980: beat more than two Democratic Senate incumbents in November.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Clinton Is Best Known, Best Liked Potential 2016 Candidate  —  Huckabee's image is slightly better than other GOP contenders  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Hillary Clinton is currently the best known and best liked of 16 potential 2016 presidential candidates tested in a July 7-10 Gallup poll …
Discussion: Bloomberg, Washington Post and Politico
San Francisco Chronicle:
Fake screener probes passengers at SFO  —  (07-16) 17:46 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — A man suspected of being drunk posed as a security screener at San Francisco International Airport long enough to direct a couple of women into a private booth for pat downs before real security staffers caught on to him, authorities said Wednesday.
Jim Avila / ABC News:
Exclusive: Feds Struggling to Cope With Medical ‘Breakdown’ at the Border  —  The federal government is so overwhelmed by the current tide of migrants crossing the border it can't provide basic medical screening to all of the children before transporting them - often by air …
Rebecca Traister / The New Republic:
I Don't Care If You Like It  —  Women are tired of being judged by the Esquire metric  —  Last week, I got into a fight on Twitter with New York magazine's Jonathan Chait, whose work I respect, and it wasn't about anything that either of us had written; rather, we were tussling over the merits …
Discussion: FIRST DRAFT
Aaron Rupar / The Blotter:
Eden Prairie GOP candidate's outspoken blogging elicits criticism from both sides of aisle  —  Sheila Kihne is a Republican activist and Eden Prairie resident who is running in an August primary for a Minnesota House seat.  —  On her website, Kihne characterizes herself as a “small-government conservative.”
Discussion: The Raw Story and Shot in the Dark
Joe Klein / TIME:
The Border and Obama  —  It's time to stop running away from the nation's troubles  —  The woman from Honduras was tiny and extremely pregnant.  “When are you due?” asked Sister Norma Pimentel, the director of Catholic Charities in the Rio Grande Valley.  “Ya,” the woman replied in Spanish: “Already"-she was past due.
Manny Fernandez / New York Times:
Towns Fight to Avoid Taking In Migrant Minors  —  OYSTER CREEK, Tex. — A shelter for Central American children who crossed the border illegally opened behind Gregg Griffith's house here a few months ago.  The children are quiet.  No one has hopped over the fence that separates his backyard from the shelter, a once-vacant youth home.
Seth Lipsky / New York Post:
Time to annex?  If Palestinians can't govern ...  Israeli military vehicles patrol near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip.  —  The collapse of a ceasefire plan for Israel and Hamas would be a moment to test the Jewish state's super-weapon — Caroline Glick.
Discussion: The Dish and VodkaPundit
 
 
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