Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shot down by missile

The Dutch Safety Board says Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was downed by a Buk surface-to-air missile. The missile exploded less than a yard from the cockpit.

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The Republican contest has been aflutter for months, but now it’s time for the Democrats to face off before a national audience. Their first debate is Tuesday night; grab your binoculars and bring along this field guide to the candidates.

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