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7:55 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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Julia Ioffe / The New Republic:
The Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Is a Game Changer  —  This conflict is now officially out of control  —  Malaysian Airlines just can't catch a break.  Just four months after flight 370 disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean, Thursday brings news that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 …
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
McCain: ‘Hell to pay’ if plane shot down  —  Sen. John McCain said Thursday that he is withholding judgment on the Malaysia Airlines crash, but vowed that there would be “hell to pay” if the plane was shot down by the Russian military or separatists.  —  “To leap to conclusions …
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 …
Fox News:
Malaysia Airlines passenger jet shot down over Ukraine, 295 dead  —  A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with 295 aboard was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in Ukraine near the Russian border a day after a Ukrainian military jet was downed, Fox News has confirmed.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Jet was ‘blown out of the sky’  —  A Malaysian passenger jet carrying 295 people “apparently has been shot down” over Ukraine, Vice President Biden said Thursday.  —  Biden stressed that the U.S. had not confirmed details yet, but said it did not appear to be the result of a mechanical or pilot error.
Discussion: CNN, Daily Kos, Mediaite and Politico
Daily Mail:
Why was MH17 flying through a warzone?  European safety watchdog warned against using Ukraine airspace since APRIL
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Washington Post:
Malaysia Airlines plane crashes in eastern Ukraine; U.S. intelligence blames missile
Alan Yuhas / Guardian:
Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 ‘shot down’ in Ukraine - live updates
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Mediaite
Peter Leonard / Associated Press:
UKRAINE REBELS: WE DID NOT SHOOT DOWN PLANE
Jerusalem Post:
IDF starts Gaza ground offensive  —  Netanyahu's office says purpose of mission is to destroy terror tunnels and seriously harm the infrastructure of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza.  —  After days of waiting and deliberation, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu …
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Fox News:
Israel launches large-scale ground operation in Gaza Strip  —  The Israeli military launched a large-scale ground operation in the Gaza Strip Thursday reportedly involving thousands of troops backed by tanks and bulldozers.  —  The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced …
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children  —  Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Gaza City on killing of four Palestinian boys by Israel (credit: NBC News)  —  Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who personally witnessed yesterday's killing …
Washington Post:
Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza  —  GAZA CITY — Israeli troops launched a ground incursion of Gaza Strip Thursday night, with artillery shells and airstrikes pounding the border of the coastal strip.  —  Israeli Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said that after 10 days …
Seth Lipsky / New York Post:
Time to annex? If Palestinians can't govern ...
Sara Hussein / Yahoo! News:
Israel begins Gaza ground assault, UN warns on civilians AFP 53 mins ago
Discussion: Jihad Watch
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 …
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 …
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.
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Tod Lindberg / The New Republic:
The 2014 Midterms Don't Mean Anything
Discussion: VodkaPundit
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
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 …
The Huffington Post:
Obama Tells Lawmakers He Won't Cave On Deportation Review  —  WASHINGTON — As Republicans blame President Barack Obama's executive actions for the crisis along the border, the president assured members of his own party Wednesday that he won't back down from his plans to ease deportations.
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Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
Hillary Clinton's Bizarre Critique of U.S. Foreign Policy  —  Tuesday night on The Daily Show, Hillary Clinton showed why she gives a great interview.  When Stewart mocked the pretense that she's not yet decided to run for president, Hillary didn't stiffen or get flustered.
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
White House: Employers Must Disclose Objections To Covering Birth Control  —  The White House on Thursday sent a message to companies that want to opt out of covering birth control, saying those employers are required to be transparent about their objections.
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Guardian:
Edward Snowden urges professionals to encrypt client communications  —  Exclusive: Whistleblower says NSA revelations mean those with duty to protect confidentiality must urgently upgrade security  —  The NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has urged lawyers, journalists, doctors, accountants …
 
 
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