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  • ** FILE ** Then-Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, speaks during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H., on Dec. 19, 2011, during his bid for the party's presidential nomination. (Associated Press)

    Ron Paul: U.S. partly to blame for Malaysia Airlines disaster

    Former Republican Rep. Ron Paul said Sunday that the United States shares part of the blame in the attack on the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine last week, and that the Obama administration may try and use the tragedy as an excuse to attack Russia.


  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, during a news conference about competing bills from the Democrats and Republicans on employee health coverage and birth control under the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Michael Lawson approved as nominee to U.N. aviation body

    The Senate approved one of President Obama's fundraisers Monday to fill a vacancy on the United Nations body that investigates aviation incidents like the Malaysia Airlines crash that is roiling eastern Ukraine. But first, his nomination ruffled a political saga on U.S. soil.


  • A difficult duty: The stench of death was nearly overwhelming Monday as Alexander Hug (center right), deputy head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, led a forensics investigation team near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine. (Associated Press)

    Vladimir Putin pressured to aid Ukraine plane crash probe, rein in rebels

    Russian-supported rebels backed down and allowed a refrigerated train carrying the bodies of Malaysia Airlines victims out of their territory in Ukraine, as President Obama and other Western leaders warned Russian President Vladimir Putin to speed up cooperation with the crash probe and to rein in fighters loyal to Moscow.


  • In this photo provided and dated Sunday, July 20, 2014 by Airbus DS/AllSource Analysis, a satellite image shows the primary crash site, at left, of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 located near Hrabove, eastern Ukraine. Four days after Flight 17 was shot out of the sky, international investigators still have had only limited access to the crash site, hindered by the pro-Russia fighters who control the verdant territory in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Airbus DS/AllSource Analysis) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Train with MH17 plane crash bodies leaves rebel town in Ukraine

    A refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims' bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step forward in easing the agony of their grieving families.


  • 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.


  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, sits in an aircraft cockpit the Progress State Research and Production Space Centre (also known as TsSKB-Progress) in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 21, 2014. Putin has lambasted those who use the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for "mercenary objectives," the Kremlin said Monday. In a statement posted on the Kremlin website, Putin again lashed out at Ukraine for ongoing violence with pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of the country. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

    Obama: Putin must force separatist cooperation with probe of Malaysian flight crash

    President Obama demanded Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin force separatists in Ukraine to cooperate with international investigators trying to gain access to the crash site of the downed Malaysian Airlines flight and to recover the bodies of the 298 victims.


  • Sorrow: Ukrainian emergency workers carry a victim's body in a bag at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, located near the village of Hrabove. (Associated Press)

    John Kerry: Growing evidence Russia-armed rebels that shot down plane

    Pro-Russia separatists seized control of recovered bodies from the downed Malaysian airliner Sunday in eastern Ukraine as U.S. and international officials urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to rein in the rebels so investigators could have unimpeded access to the crash site.


  • Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. talks to reporters as she leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after saying that the CIA's improper search of a stand-alone computer network established for Congress has been referred to the Justice Department. The issue stems from the investigation into allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Feinstein to Putin: 'Man up'

    U.S.-Russian relations have now officially devolved to Cold War-era levels, said Senate Intelligence chairwoman as she urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to "man up" on the downed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet.


  • A pro-Russia fighter guards the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine on Sunday. If the Russian Federation is shown to be liable for the deaths of 298 people from various countries, it could lose "sovereign immunity" and face complex criminal charges and civil suits. (Associated Press)

    Russia could lose sovereign immunity if implicated in Flight 17 downing

    The Russian Federation and its agents may face civil and criminal liability if it is proved that the Kremlin or its operatives supplied the missile that Ukrainian separatists are suspected to have used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.


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