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    Ukraine, U.S. leaders lash out at Russia over conditions of access to Flight 17 crash site

      HRABOVE, Ukraine (CNN) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. President Barack Obama lashed out Monday at Russia over conditions at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, saying Russian-backed rebels at the site continue to impede efforts to recover bodies and investigate exactly what happened. Poroshenko, speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, pleaded for international solidarity against the rebels fighting the government in Kiev. “I don’t see any differences” between 9/11, the Lockerbie bombing and the attack on […]

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    Experts given “unfettered access” to Malaysian plane crash site

    GRABOVE, Ukraine (CNN) — Pro-Russian rebels at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have granted European monitors and experts nearly “unfettered access” to wreckage Monday, according to a spokesman for Security and Co-operation in Europe. The rebels even provided some perimeter security to keep journalists at bay, creating a “dome of tranquility” for the OSCE monitors, three Dutch forensic experts and a handful of Ukranian aviation experts now at the scene, Michael Bociurkiw said Monday in a briefing […]

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    Searchers find almost 200 bodies at the MH17 crash site

    Hrabove, Ukraine (CNN) – The Reuters news agency distributed video on Sunday of what appeared to be an inflight recorder found by rescue workers in a field in eastern Ukraine. The agency labeled the video as being of the black box. The video was shot Friday, Reuters said. Searchers for the Ukrainian government have found 196 bodies at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, an official agency reported Sunday, with confusion still rife over the state of the investigation […]

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    Actor James Garner dies at 86

    (CNN) – James Garner, the understated, wisecracking everyman actor who enjoyed multi-generational success on both the small and big screen, has died. He was 86. Police, who were called to his residence Saturday night in Los Angeles, say he died of natural causes. Garner starred in hit TV series almost 20 years apart — “Maverick” in the late 1950s and “The Rockford Files” in the 1970s. He also had a notable film career, starring in such classics as “Sayonara” (1957), “The […]

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    Palestinians fled in panic into Gaza as Israel focused firepower on the nearby town of Shaja’ia

    Gaza City (CNN) – Hundreds of Palestinians fled in panic into Gaza City on Sunday as Israeli troops focused their firepower on the nearby town of Shaja’ia. The shelling and bombing killed at least 40 people, a Gaza hospital spokesman said. The assault wounded 300 people, Gaza health ministry spokesman Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra said. Some residents said they had received warnings from Israel in previous days saying they should flee, but the residents said they felt it was futile, and that […]

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    Burn your selfies onto your morning toast!

    Vermont (CNN)-   The selfie craze can now take over your breakfast table. What do you get when you cross toast with an obsession for selfies? A selfie fated to be slathered with butter. The Vermont novelty toaster corporation’s most popular image has been Jesus, but now you can send in a selfie and they’ll reproduce it on a plate. The plate fits into their specially designed toasters which they sell for $75. At the website “Burnt Impressions,” you can […]

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    Mosquito-borne Chikungunya reported in the United States

    (CNN) – Chikungunya — a tropical disease with a funny name that packs a wallop like having your bones crushed — has finally taken up residence in the United States. Ever since the first local transmission of chikungunya was reported in the Americas late last year, health officials have been bracing for the arrival of the debilitating, mosquito-borne virus in the United States. Just seven months after the first cases were found in the Caribbean, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionreported […]

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    Gazan militants’ rockets stream into the sky toward Israel

    Jerusalem (CNN) – In his Gaza home, Ramez al-Madhoun listens Saturday to the thunder of Israeli tank shells battering the neighborhood — some a little less than a mile away, some closer. A few miles south of him, Gazan militants’ rockets stream into the sky — about seven in 15 minutes — toward Israel. The tanks are gunning for tunnels leading into Israel and the Gazan attack squads that use them. Al-Madhoun says he feels safer during Israeli airstrikes. “If it […]

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    Extreme surf photographer chases Arctic swells

    CNN) – “I love to suffer,” says extreme surf photographer Chris Burkard. That much is clearly evident from his incredible portfolio, built up from shooting surfers as they ride waves in some of the most extreme places on the planet. The California-based photographer hikes glaciers, dons wetsuits and routinely gets slammed by his subjects (unintentionally) as he tries to get as close as possible to the action. His latest project is documented in a stunning video collaboration with SmugMug Films, part of a […]

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    Two days after the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed, some bodies are starting to decompose

    Grabove, Ukraine (CNN) – Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 lay splayed for miles across silent rural fields in eastern Ukraine on Saturday. Two days after the jet crashed, some bodies remained strapped in seat belts — wearing inflight headphones. Conspicuously missing at the crash site near Torez were international forensic workers needed to secure and sort the wreckage, and a recovery crew to identify and remove with dignity the bodies of the 298 people who were on board MH17. A few […]

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    Mom and baby miss Flight MH17: ‘I’ve been given a second chance’

    A mom shares her feelings after she and her baby miss boarding Flight MH17.

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    US Analysis: Pro-Russian separatists likely fired missile that brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

    KIEV, Ukraine (CNN) — [Breaking news alert, 8:18 a.m.] The missile that hit Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 most likely was fired by pro-Russian separatists inside eastern Ukraine, a preliminary classified U.S. intelligence analysis concluded, according to a U.S. defense official with direct access to the latest information. The official declined to be identified due to the sensitivity of the information. Earlier, a senior U.S. official said the United States concluded that a missile shot down the plane. [Previous story, 7:41 […]