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Ukraine likens pro-Russian separatists to “terrorists” after downing of MH17

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ukrainian officials called armed separatists operating in eastern Ukraine “terrorists” after they allegedly shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 last week near the Russian-Ukrainian border.

United Nations Security Council on July 21, 2014. SOURCE: un.org

Timeline of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014: Ukrainian Aviation Traffic Control reported that it had lost contact with Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at 14:15 (GMT) near the Russian-Ukrainian border in eastern…

SOURCE: Malaysian Airlines

Spotlight: Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Articles: Timeline of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine Ukraine likens pro-Russian separatists to “terrorists” after downing of MH17

SOURCE: Customs & Border Patrol

Obama administration seeks $3.7 billion in supplemental funding to deal with influx of unaccompanied children along southwest border

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Obama administration has requested from Congress $3.7 billion in emergency supplementing funding to help the Departments of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, State, and Justice to…

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina). SOURCE: appropriations.senate.gov

Republican Senators raise concerns that most unaccompanied migrant children will end up staying in the U.S.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Republican Senators have raised concerns that unaccompanied migrant children who are placed with family members by the Department of Health and Human Services will most likely end up…

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. SOURCE: appropriations.senate.gov

Homeland Security Secretary seeks to modify 2008 law that requiring unaccompanied migrant children to be transferred to HHS

Friday, July 18, 2014

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is asking Congress to modify the 2008 William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) to allow for the immediate deportation of unaccompanied…

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky). SOURCE: mcconnell.senate.gov

Election 2014: Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell’s voting records & positions on issues 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Overview of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Kentucky) voting records and positions on key issues:

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts). SOURCE: markey.senate.gov

Election 2014: Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey’s voting records & positions on key issues

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Overview of Sen. Edward Markey (D-Massachusetts) voting records and positions on key issues:

List of 56 Senators who voted for S. 2578 Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

List of 56 Senators who voted in favor of S. 2578 Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014, a bill that would ensure employers cannot interfere…

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana). SOURCE: landrieu.senate.gov

Election 2014: Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s voting records & positions on issues 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Overview of Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-Louisiana) voting records and positions on key issues: