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Ukraine charges pro-Russian separatists shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet with 298 people aboard. It blames Russia for supplying the weapons to do it. The rebels deny downing the aircraft.
New commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Gil Kerlikowski talked to Steve Inskeep in his first extended interview on the use of force and controversial shootings by the Border Patrol.
Israel's chief military spokesman says they're going after tunnels, terror activists and infrastructure. Thousands of Israel soldiers have moved into the territory backed by tanks.
The Afghan presidential election has been a financial disappointment. Businesses say revenue is down, and even companies you'd think would make money off a campaign, say they're in the red.
David Greene talks to actor Kurt Russell about the Portland Mavericks, a 1970s independent baseball team created by Kurt's father Bing. Battered Bastards is a documentary about the team.
Maybe we can learn from fish — they don't call a group of them a school for nothing. Researchers found that when 2 fish swim together, they make better decisions than when 2 fish are swimming alone.