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Palestinians Confront Escalating Violence In Jerusalem After Attacks  |   

Families of two Palestinians accused of attacks on Israelis describe their shock and some of the anger driving a new wave of violence.

Russian Officials Challenge Dutch Report On Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17  |   

Ever since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, Russia has offered a number of explanations — all of which attempt to shift blame away from Russia and its Ukrainian separatist allies.

Dutch Investigators Say Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Downed By Russian Missile  |   

A report on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has been released in the Netherlands. The report says the plane was shot down by a Russian-built missile, but the question of who fired that missile will be determined by a separate criminal inquiry.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Jinxes Houston Astros With Premature Tweet  |   

Superstitious Houston Astro fans can blame Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for their team's collapse Monday in the American League Division Series.

Las Vegas' Slow Economic Recovery Serves As Democratic Debate Backdrop  |   

Las Vegas is hosting the first official debate between the Democratic presidential candidates Tuesday night. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Michael Finnegan of the Los Angeles Times about how the city's slow recovery from the recession may set the tone.