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U.S. Officials Believe That Malaysian Airliner Was Shot Down By Missile

U.S. officials are saying that the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine was shot down by a missile. Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times explains.
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Ebola Wreaks Economic Woe In West Africa

In eastern Sierra Leone, health officials have set up the world's largest treatment for the Ebola virus. Businesses in the area are suffering, and people are finding it difficult to earn a living.
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Israel Launches A Ground Campaign Against Hamas In Gaza

According to a statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Defense Force has been instructed to begin a ground offensive into the Gaza Strip.
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The UN In Gaza: A Glimpse Of The Ground Invasion Firsthand

To learn more about the Israeli ground invasion in Gaza, Audie Cornish turns to Robert Turner, who's in Gaza City. Turner is director of operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.
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How U.S. Hopes To Jump-Start Stalled Campaign To Save Nigerian Girls

More than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram are still missing. To find out what the U.S. is doing to help, Audie Cornish speaks with Linda Thomas-Greenfield of the U.S. State Department.
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What Brought Down The Malaysian Airliner?

Shortly after news broke that a Malaysia Airlines flight crashed in eastern Ukraine, suspicions began to swirl that the plane had been shot down.
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Malaysian Airliner Crashes In Eastern Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying nearly 300 people has crashed in eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. It's unclear why it crashed, but the Ukrainian president is calling for an investigation.
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Israel Launches Ground Offensive In Gaza

Escalating its conflict with Hamas, Israel began shelling the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, clearing the way for ground troops. Israel is targeting tunnels Hamas uses to attack its territory.
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A Brief History Of Civilian Planes That Have Been Shot Down

It's rare, but commercial flights do come under fire. In fact, the Ukrainian army accidentally downed a Russian civilian plane with a missile during a military exercise in Crimea in 2001.
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Feeling The Heat, Burning The Suits: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone

The Ebola treatment center in Kailahun is the largest ever built, with 64 beds. A visit reveals the toll on the staff — and how much of the Ebola-fighting budget literally goes up in smoke.

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