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11:20 AM ET, July 18, 2014

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David Remnick / Comment:
AFTER THE CRASH  —  Geography, motive, communications intercepts, and all manner of circumstantial evidence suggest that the likeliest suspect in the horrific deaths of two hundred and ninety-eight people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was the curiously well-armed and well-coördinated …
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Kyiv Post:
SBU intercepts phone conversations of separatists admitting downing a civilian plane (FULL TRANSCRIPT; VIDEO)  —  Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was allegedly shot down by a group of Russian-backed Cossack militants near the village of Chornukhine …
Steve Lillebuen / Sydney Morning Herald:
Crash claims top AIDS researchers heading to Melbourne  —  Video posted to Instagram as at least 28 Australians and about 100 heading to Melbourne's International AIDS conference boarded Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.  —  About 100 of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash …
Fox News:
Smoking gun?  Intercepted calls point finger at Russian separatists in jet downing  —  Intercepted phone calls purportedly between Russian military intelligence officers and members of a pro-Russian separatist group that appear to capture the moment the rebels realized the plane they shot …
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
No One Checked Into Flight MH17 With A U.S. Passport, Administration Emails Reveal
Discussion: Mashable
Talking Points Memo:
Why Airlines Didn't Avoid Risky Ukraine Airspace
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
New York Times:
Intercepted Audio of Ukraine Separatists
New York Times:
Jetliner Explodes Over Ukraine; Struck by Missile, Officials Say
Tasneem Nashrulla / BuzzFeed:
At Least 100 Aboard Doomed Malaysia Airlines Plane Were Set To Attend AIDS Conference
Associated Press:
Putin Urges Ukraine Cease-Fire After Plane Attack
Discussion: ABC News
The New Republic:
Where Did Ukraine's Rebels Get the Missile Launcher That Allegedly Shot Down the Malaysia Airlines Plane?
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Jet was ‘blown out of the sky’
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air, CNN, Daily Kos and Mediaite
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Moral clarity in Gaza  —  Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing.  Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof knocking.
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Nathan Thrall / New York Times:
Gaza and Israel: The Road to War, Paved by the West  —  JERUSALEM — AS Hamas fires rockets at Israeli cities and Israel follows up its extensive airstrikes with a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, the most immediate cause of this latest war has been ignored: Israel and much of the international …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Associated Press:
US: Israel Must Do More to Protect Gaza Civilians
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
CNN Removes Reporter Diana Magnay From Israel-Gaza After ‘Scum’ Tweet  —  NEW YORK — CNN has removed correspondent Diana Magnay from covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after she tweeted that Israelis who were cheering the bombing of Gaza, and who had allegedly threatened her, were “scum.”
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Dorsey Shaw / BuzzFeed:
Israeli Crowd Cheers As Missile Hits Gaza Live On CNN
Discussion: The Right Scoop, The Dish and Mediaite
David Zurawik / Baltimore Sun:
A few words of praise for some of the reporters covering Israeli-Palestinian violence
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Russia Today London correspondent resigns in protest at ‘disrespect for facts’ over Malaysian plane crash  —  A Russia Today reporter based in London has resigned with immediate effect in protest at the station's coverage of yesterday's plane crash in Ukraine.
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David Martosko / Associated Press:
‘It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy’: Obama sparks anger with 40-second mention of Malaysian plane crash that killed 23 Americans before giving transportation speech  — Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 passengers on board including 23 Americans
NY Daily News:
Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO  —  VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.
John Dickerson / Slate:
Run, Elizabeth, Run!  —  Why an Elizabeth Warren presidential bid would be good for all Americans.  —  Imagine there were a political movement that was against pablum in the public square, that promoted tough debates on pressing issues, that was suspicious of coronations …
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Marist Poll:
7/17: Iowa 2016: Rand Paul and Chris Christie Tossup with Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Washington Post and NewsBusters
Thomas Beaumont / Associated Press:   Gov. Christie Would Help Immigrant Children
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Addicted to Inflation  —  The first step toward recovery is admitting that you have a problem.  That goes for political movements as well as individuals.  So I have some advice for so-called reform conservatives trying to rebuild the intellectual vitality of the right …
Michael Levenson / The Boston Globe:
Poll has Martha Coakley, Charlie Baker in dead heat  —  Democrat Martha Coakley has seen her edge over Republican Charlie Baker nearly erased in the last several weeks and is now virtually tied with Baker in a potential general-election matchup, according to a new Boston Globe poll.
WSB-TV:
Poll shows Carter widening lead over Deal  —  Sponsored Links  —  ATLANTA —  An exclusive Channel 2 Action News poll indicates if the election were held today, Georgia could have a new governor.  —  The poll conducted by Landmark Communications on July 15 found Democratic challenger Jason Carter …
Terry Eastland / Weekly Standard:
Senate Mischief  —  On the topic of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the contraceptive mandate case decided on the last day of the recent Supreme Court term, the Democrats are fighting mad.  They don't like the decision.  No, they despise it.  Indeed, their rhetoric on Hobby Lobby has become so misleading …
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Sophie Novack / NationalJournal.com:
Democrats' Plan to Create the Next Todd Akin
 
 
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Jason Millman / Washington Post:
The administration just took Obamacare away from the territories
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