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How the U.S. fueled the refugee border crisis

The current wave of minors across the border isn’t simply a result of current policies; the crisis is instead rooted in a history of U.S. interventionism.;

THE HUFFINGTON POST

100 AIDS researchers may have been victims of Ukrainian crash

"As many as 100 people who were on the plane shot down over Ukraine yesterday may have been AIDS researchers and advocates heading to the International AIDS Conference."

THE STRANGER

The kids at the border have genuine claims as refugees

They are fleeing gang violence and persecution, a legitimate reason to seek refuge, contrary to the lines being spread by the right wing.

THE NATION

World celebrates Nelson Mandela Day

Today is Nelson Mandela International Day, a day of service celebrated on July 18, Mandela’s birthday.

USA TODAY

Obama: 1 American dead in Malaysia Airlines plane crash

President Obama said one American died in the crash of Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in eastern Ukraine.

SEATTLE TIMES

Putin urges cease-fire in Ukraine

Putin called for a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine Friday and urged both sides to hold peace talks.

SEATTLE TIMES

Israel invades Gaza

The military speaks of its operation as aiming to abolish "continuous indiscriminate terror." 

NEW YORK TIMES

Ukraine government, rebels blame each other for killing Malaysia Airlines passengers

The Malaysia Airlines flight was flying between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur. As many as 23 Americans were among the 295 people aboard. 

WASHINGTON POST

Gaza ceasefire crumbles as Israel resumes airstrikes

An Egyptian proposal for ceasefire crumbled Tuesday as Hamas fired rocket missiles, spurring Israel to retaliate with a storm of airstrikes.

AL JAZEERA

Egypt proposes Israel-Hamas cease-fire

Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday for Israel and Hamas.

SEATTLE TIMES
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