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A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of some of the 298 people aboard MH17

The Boeing 777 tasked with shepherding its passengers to Malaysia held the promise of beginnings and endings

Appeals courts issue contradictory rulings on health care law; White House says subsidies will continue

President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other... Read more »

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Herbert among 6 governors raising concerns over Obama's handling of 'border crisis'

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is among six Republican governors who expressed concerns in a letter to President Barack Obama over the administration's handling of thousands of unaccompanied minors from... Read more »

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Lax security at Ukraine plane crash site hampers investigations

When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern... Read more »

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Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner reached Ukrainian government-held territory at long last Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed... Read more »

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Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the... Read more »

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Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kim Kardashian game

The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian. Read more »

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Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv... Read more »

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Infighting as split emerges among Syrian rebels

Fighters of an al-Qaida affiliate seized a northern border town in Syria from rival rebels, activists reported Tuesday, as new infighting threatened opposition gains. Read more »

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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control. Read more »

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Amid sanctions, France to go ahead with sale of warship to Russia

France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia, despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to... Read more »

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Government arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama... Read more »

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Working late in life, directors like Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen refuse to say cut

In June came "Venus in Fur," from 80-year-old Roman Polanski. And in May, 83-year-old Jean-Luc Godard, the perpetual enfant terrible, premiered his 3-D "Goodbye to Language" at the Cannes Film... Read more »

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Dutch declare day of national mourning

The Dutch government has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning as the country prepares for the arrival of the first bodies of victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Read more »

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UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. Read more »

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Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on

An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of targets along the coastal area. Diplomatic... Read more »

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11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die; town under siege from militants

Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again. Read more »

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American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel. Read more »

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UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near... Read more »

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Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families... Read more »

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Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail

An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized. Read more »

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Man charged in Oklahoma with child abuse in Kenya

An Oklahoma man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children. Read more »

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Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian... Read more »

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EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials

The European Union agreed Tuesday to impose new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia's actions in Ukraine, amid mounting international anger after a Malaysia Airlines plane was... Read more »

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'Fargo' gets 2nd season on FX with new cast, crime

FX is taking another trip to "Fargo," where the cast is changing but some of the characters are not. Read more »

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Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitic demos

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned the rise in anti-Semitic protests and violence over the conflict in Gaza, saying they will do everything possible to combat... Read more »

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