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  • An emergency worker cuts through aircraft seat belts to free the body of a victim at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 19, 2014. International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes that a credible investigation can be conducted. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    BUCHANAN: The day of the hawk

    The downing of the Malaysian airliner that took the lives of 298 men, women and children was not deliberate terrorism. No one wanted to massacre those women and children.

  • ** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Associated Press)

    Harry Reid accuses GOP of holding up U.S. rep for aviation board investigating Ukraine plane crash

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accused Republicans Monday of holding up President Obama's pick to serve on the global aviation board that is investigating the shocking crash of a Malaysian Airlines passenger flight over eastern Ukraine.

  • A protester waves a Texas flag and anti-immigration signs during a protest against people who immigrate illegally, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Conroe, Texas. Texas Gov. Rick Perry took his border security criticisms to an audience of Hispanic ministers in San Antonio, telling them the federal government should put more Border Patrol troops on the ground and drones in the air to secure the Texas-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Conroe Courier, Jason Fochtman)

    CHUMLEY: Border stage set for civil rights-type uprisings

    With Attorney General Eric Holder at the legal helm, and a pro-amnesty chief executive in the White House, it's hard to know how this whole border fiasco is going to end -- and specifically, whether peace will prevail. Mr. Holder's already defined the issue of immigration in terms of civil rights -- and tame-sounding term to the contrary, civil rights movements generally come with an offshoot attachment of chaotic and even violent resistance.

  • Turkey Iran Handshake Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    BERMAN & MADYOON: An Iranian-Turkish reset

    Earlier this summer, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani paid a very public two-day visit to a surprising locale: Ankara, Turkey.

  • Thousands of Israelis attended the funeral of Sgt. Nissim Sean Carmeli, at the military cemetery in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. Sgt. Carmeli from Texas was killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip on Sunday.  (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    Amid Mideast conflict, media outlets tell different stories

    The headlines in the Arab and Muslim world all shout a message of sympathy for the Palestinians and name Israel as the aggressor despite the range of opinions throughout the Arab world about America, Israel's principal ally, and about the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Making David Into Goliath'

    With the media attention pivoting from the World Cup in Brazil to the latest conflict in Gaza, it seems an apt time to dredge up an old joke. Question: If the United Nations put together a soccer team, who would they play? Answer: Israel.

  • ** FILE ** This March 11, 2014, file photo shows Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, speaks to reporters after an all-member classified briefing on Ukraine on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    Rep. Ed Royce: International community must take a stand against Vladimir Putin

    Rep. Ed Royce, California Republican and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Monday that the United States must lead not only an international diplomatic coalition against Russia and Vladimir Putin, but an economic one as well that will truly force Mr. Putin's hand.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican. (Associated Press)

    Mitch McConnell: Detain children 'humanely,' send them home

    Senate Minority Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said the United States needs to demonstrate that it can secure the southern border before tackling comprehensive immigration reform, and part of that entails detaining unaccompanied minors and sending them back home.

  • Palestinian rescuers release a lifeless body from the rubble of a house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike, in Gaza City, Monday, July 21, 2014. On Sunday, the first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price, killing scores of Palestinians and over a dozen Israeli soldiers and forcing thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their devastated Shijaiyah neighborhood, which Israel says is a major source for rocket fire against its civilians. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Hamas sends in bomb-covered donkey to hit Israeli troops

    Hamas terrorists strapped explosives to the underbelly of a donkey and sent it toward a grouping of Israeli troops in the southern city of Rafah over the weekend, forcing soldiers to unleash fire and kill the beast.

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