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Borderline crazy

By Mindy Belz
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Middle East | Not-so-internal conflicts are redrawing the map of the world

Midday Roundup: Afghan shooter kills U.S. major general in insider attack

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Insider attack. An Afghan soldier opened fire at a military training facility today, killing a U.S. Army major general, the highest-ranking officer to die in…

Midday Roundup: Boehner to Obama, ‘See you in court’

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Legal battle. A sharply divided House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a Republican plan to sue President Barack Obama, accusing him of overstepping…

Midday Roundup: EU, U.S. clamp down on cash flow to Russia

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Cut off. The United States and European Union on Tuesday enacted new sanctions against Russia in an attempt to stymie its economy. The sanctions hammer the…

U.S. lawmakers: Stop violence in Ukraine, hit Putin where it hurts

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Ukraine | WASHINGTON—In a grassy field in eastern Ukraine, several victims of the Malaysian plane crash rot in the summer sun. Pro-Russian separatist fighters have…

Dispatches

By The Editors
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News | The long cost of containment The shot that brought down Flight 17 was sudden, but a strategy to halt Russia will take time   The death of 298…

Midday Roundup: Witnesses dispute claims Arizona inmate suffered during execution

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unusual, yes, but cruel? Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of Wednesday’s execution of convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood. The execution…

Midday Roundup: Separatists shoot down Ukrainian fighter jets

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | More downed planes. Ukrainian officials say two of the country’s fighter jets have been shot down as clashes with pro-Russian separatists in the east…

Midday Roundup: Putin offers help, dodges blame for crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Of course we’ll help. Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a Security Council meeting today he would try to use his influence with pro-Russian…

The Flight 17 blame game continues

By Jill Nelson
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Ukraine | Western leaders call for justice and accountability, but no one is willing to say for sure who is responsible

Globe Trot: UN calls for immediate cease-fire in Gaza

By Mindy Belz
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International | GAZA: The UN reports the death toll in Gaza has crossed 500, and the world body is calling for an immediate cease-fire. That’s what Israel, Egypt, the Arab…

Ukraine conflict slowing crash investigation

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
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Ukraine | Separatists accused of removing evidence, blocking access to the wreckage

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