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U.S. Officials: Malaysian Airliner Likely Shot Down

U.S. Officials: Malaysian Airliner Likely Shot DownVice President Biden said Thursday that it appeared that the downing of the plane was not an accident, but that it had apparently been "blown out of the sky" in what he described as "truly a grave situation."

Democratic Effort To Override Hobby Lobby Ruling Fails

Democratic Effort To Override Hobby Lobby Ruling FailsA Democratic effort to override the Supreme Court's recent ruling on contraceptive coverage failed in the Senate on Wednesday.

Border Patrol Ceases Flying Migrants To San Diego

Border Patrol Ceases Flying Migrants To San DiegoMigrants from Central America who enter the U.S. illegally in Texas will no longer be flown to San Diego for processing, the U.S. Border Patrol says. The practice came under fire last week, when opponents led protests against it in Murrieta, Calif.

U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As Refugees

U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As RefugeesPeople who enter the U.S. and nearby countries illegally from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras should not be forced to return home and should be treated as refugees, a U.N. agency says.

Carbon-Sensing Satellite Prepares For Second Launch

Carbon-Sensing Satellite Prepares For Second LaunchNASA is preparing to launch a satellite capable of monitoring carbon dioxide emissions from space. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) will be the first spacecraft dedicated to seeing the greenhouse gas from orbit, and could pave the way for new technology to enforce future global warming treaties.

Obama Says He Will Use Executive Action To Address Immigration System

Obama Says He Will Use Executive Action To Address Immigration SystemPresident Obama says he is going to use executive action to deal with what he says is a broken immigration system.

Report Blames ‘Corrosive Culture’ For Problems In VA System

Report Blames ‘Corrosive Culture’ For Problems In VA SystemA White House investigation into the problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country found that "there are significant and chronic systematic failures" that need to be addressed.

Report Questions U.S. Policy On Overseas Drone Strikes

Report Questions U.S. Policy On Overseas Drone StrikesU.S. strategy that relies on armed drones to kill terrorism suspects overseas "rests on questionable assumptions and risks increasing instability and escalating costs," according to a year-long study by a group of prominent military, intelligence and foreign policy experts.

High Court Says Police Need A Warrant For Most Cellphone Searches

High Court Says Police Need A Warrant For Most Cellphone SearchesThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that unless police have a warrant, they generally cannot search data on a cellphone seized from someone who has been arrested.

Under Attack By ISIS, Iraq Agrees To Give U.S. Troops Immunity

Under Attack By ISIS, Iraq Agrees To Give U.S. Troops ImmunityRemember last week when President Obama said he planned to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq? Well, the U.S. couldn't do it until the Iraqi government gave U.S. soldiers immunity from prosecution, through what's called a "diplomatic note."