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The U.S. and other countries are restricting flights over eastern Ukraine after a MH17 jet was shot down. But experts agree that the airline had every reason to believe its aircraft would be safe.

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.

Asia correspondent Anthony Kuhn talks with NPR's Scott Simon from Kuala Lumpur about the reaction to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday, killing 298 people.

The shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in New York City led to six days of rioting in Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant — the first in a series of violent protests in 1964.

The Israeli army's invasion on the margins of the Gaza Strip has already wreaked havoc and injury for Gazans. A day in the life of the Abu Tawila family illustrates that stark and tragic reality.

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel offer a summary of what's now known about the two big stories of the day: the shot-down Malaysian jet, and the mounting Israeli ground invasion in the Gaza Strip.

First lady Michelle Obama hosted winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a recipe contest for kids tied to her Let's Move Campaign. But Friday's event wasn't all cheerleading for healthy food.

Since October thousands of children attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border have been taken into custody. Author Kate Bernheimer recommends a book to help reflect on the lives of these children.

Journalist Noah Sneider was at the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down, killing all 298 people onboard. Sneider updates Audie Cornish on the state of the site.

The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted Friday on a recommendation that Congress lower certain mandatory drug sentences retroactively. The move could cut almost two years off of thousands of prisoners' sentences.

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