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The Army of ‘Ants’ that Supplies Ukrainian Soldiers, One Helmet at a Time—THE EDGE

By Kaveh Waddell (@kavehewaddell)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: The House and Senate are on a collision course with conflicting visions to solve the immigration crisis. Pressure mounts on Israel as the bloody conflict in Gaza drags on. And Arizona is scheduled to execute an inmate who had previously won a stay on his death sentence from an Appeals Court.

 

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IMMIGRATION STALEMATE IMMINENT. A plan laid out by the House GOP today to address the immigration crisis contrasts sharply with the Senate's blueprint, setting up a potentially irreconcilable conflict. (Rachel Roubein, National Journal)

PRESSURE MOUNTS FOR GAZA CEASE-FIRE. As the death toll increases on both sides, Israel is facing economic and political pressure to bring the conflict to an end. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Israel and the West Bank to try to negotiate a cease-fire. (Rudoren and Gordon, New York Times)

ARIZONA TO GO AHEAD WITH EXECUTION. After an Appeals Court put the execution of a death-row inmate on hold, the Arizona Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way today for a lethal injection to be administered. (AP)

 

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: At 9:30 a.m., Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson will testify at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing called "Restoring Trust: The View of the Acting Secretary and the Veterans Community." At 10 a.m., the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on U.S. policy options in Iraq. And at 4:15 p.m. Eastern, President Obama will deliver remarks on the importance of job-driven skills training from Los Angeles.

TOP LINES

AN EXERCISE IN ANONYMITY. It's really hard to completely make up a human being these days, but not impossible. Aaron Brown, 28, doesn't really exist. (Curtis Wallen, The Atlantic)

WHAT'S 'CLIMATE CHANGE' IN ENGLISH? Climate denial seems to be a "distinctly Anglophone" phenomenon. Four of the seven countries that are most likely to disagree that climate change is caused by humans are English-speaking. (Chris Mooney, Mother Jones)

URBAN PHYSICS. Boston's and Seattle's streets are laid out in a disorderly fashion, like the molecules of a liquid; New York City and Chicago are like a "highly ordered crystal." An MIT professor tries to understand cities through the lens of physics. (Ruth Graham, Boston Globe)

 

WHAT WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT E-CIGS. There are a lot of variables at play, and we don't quite understand them all. Electronic cigarettes are safer than traditional ones, but they might be luring more and more nonsmokers toward nicotine addictions. (Emily Oster, FiveThirtyEight)

TOP READ

AN ARMY OF 'ANTS.' Volunteers carry helmets and body armor—essential instruments of war that the Ukrainian Army lacks—into the country from Poland, one item at a time. (Annabelle Chapman, Roads and Kingdoms)

TOP VIEWS

A MINEFIELD IN THE AIR. The Federal Aviation Administration's no-fly zones are largely concentrated in Africa and the Middle East: A direct flight from Tunisia to Pakistan, for example, would have to detour around no fewer than six dangerous airspaces. (Joey Fening, National Geographic)

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PLAY OF THE DAY: Members of Congress went on a fact-finding trip in Honduras and Guatemala, pontificating from the safety of their hotel rooms. (Mauro Whiteman, National Journal)

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