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US working on case against Russia on downed plane

Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.

Immigration debate upended by a flood of children

The sudden rise in the number of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the border has dramatically redefined the nation's yearlong debate on immigration.

Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire

Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel.

Obama, Australian PM call for plane investigation

President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott are reiterating their calls for an "unimpeded and transparent" international investigation into the downing of a plane in Ukraine.

DNC raises almost $9M in June, cuts debt to $3M

The Democratic National Committee narrowly outraised its Republican rival last month and cut its debt to just $3 million, down from a onetime high of $23 million, according to federal financial forms due Sunday.

Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising

The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June. Highlights from the filings:

US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.

US turns up heat on Russia over downed plane

The Obama administration on Sunday turned up the heat on Russia for its support of Ukrainian separatists accused by the United States and others of shooting down a Malaysian passenger plane.

Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs

Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don't know how to determine that.

How a flood of kids upended immigration debate

The nation's yearlong deliberation over immigration has taken a head-snapping detour.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.

US questions rebel actions at Malaysia airliner's crash site in Ukraine

The State Department says the U.S. is deeply concerned that the separatists in eastern Ukraine have refused to allow monitors safe and unfettered access to the site where a Malaysian airliner was shot down with nearly 300 people aboard.

Unease in Congress, region over Obama Afghan plan

Afghanistan's disputed election and Iraq's unraveling are giving members of Congress and U.S. allies in the region reason to think President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all Americans troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016.

For Obama, foreign crises grow more challenging

Surveying a dizzying array of international crises, President Barack Obama stated the obvious: "We live in a complex world and at a challenging time."

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