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The Bodies of One-Third of the MH17 Crash Victims Are Missing—THE EDGE

By Kaveh Waddell (@kavehewaddell)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies. Flights to Tel Aviv from Europe and the U.S. were suspended after a rocket landed close to Ben Gurion Airport. And the bodies of nearly a third of the MH17 crash victims were not on a train bound for inspectors in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

 

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CONFLICTING RULINGS ON OBAMACARE. Two appeals courts issued contradictory decisions on Obamacare tax subsidies, adding fuel to a fiery legal fight that seems to be accelerating. (Robert Pear, New York Times)

FLIGHTS TO TEL AVIV INTERRUPTED. After a rocket landed dangerously near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport, American and European airlines cut off service to Israel, some indefinitely. (AP)

CRASH VICTIMS' BODIES MISSING. A train carrying the bodies of the victims of the MH17 crash arrived in Kharkiv, Ukraine, but almost a third of the people who on the plane were missing, according to a Dutch expert. (Morello, Faiola, and Birnbaum; Washington Post)

 

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: At 8 a.m. Eastern, Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the NAACP National Convention in Las Vegas. At 9:30 a.m., EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee about EPA's proposed carbon-pollution standards. At 10 a.m., the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the U.S. response to the crisis in Iraq.

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DISCLOSURE WITHOUT DISCLOSING. Lobbyists are—relatively unsurprisingly—really good at disclosing what they spent money on without actually "providing the public with the information they need to know." (Ben Geman, National Journal)

MEANWHILE, IN SYRIA. The Syrian civil war has been overshadowed by conflicts in neighboring Iraq and nearby Gaza. In that shadow, more than 700 Syrians were killed on Thursday and Friday alone, marking the most deadly 48-hour period in the three-year-old conflict. (Hanna Kozlowska, Foreign Policy)

THE RACIAL GAP IN … AGING? A new study finds that black people, on average, are biologically three years older than white people the same age. (Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard)

 

BRING BACK THE FIRING SQUAD. A federal judge argues against lethal injection:"Sure, firing squads can be messy, but if we are willing to carry out executions, we should not shield ourselves from the reality that we are shedding human blood." (Jacob Gershman, Wall Street Journal)

TOP READ

GREAT BRANDING. "Einstein" has become synonymous with "genius." Sure, he was a pretty smart guy, but he wasn't the only genius in history. Why is Einstein the poster boy for smarts? (Matthew Francis, Aeon)

TOP VIEWS

CAN I PUT YOU ON HOLD? Putin spends a lot of time on the phone with other world leaders. This chart breaks down his conversations over the past six months. Speed dial No. 1: German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Jason Karaian, Quartz)

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PLAY OF THE DAY: Jon Stewart talks about what the mainstream media is afraid to talk about: the Russian zombies-on-an-exploding-plane theory of the MH17 crash. (Mauro Whiteman, National Journal)

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