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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the situation in Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The president said one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine, and the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

Obama condemns Russia after Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine

Barack Obama demands Russia stop supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airline by a surface-to-air missile.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the news you might have missed and the headlines you won't forget.

People arrange candles to offer prayers for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 18, 2014. The Malaysia Airlines jetliner was carrying 298 people when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday in eastern Ukraine, sending shockwaves around the world from Malaysia to the Netherlands.

PHOTOS: Remembering the victims of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 attack

Mourners around the world remember the victims of the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet that was shot down over Ukraine.

Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday and warned it could "significantly widen" an operation Palestinian officials said was killing ever greater numbers of civilians.

Israel steps up Gaza ground offensive, civilian casualties grow

Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday.

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Should online accounts die when you do?

Should your emails, social media, and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family member?

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2013, file photo Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Holder has shown interest in working with Congress to make permanent changes in sentencing laws. Holder last month instructed federal prosecutors to stop charging nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentences.

Changes could mean an early release for 50,000 drug offenders

A proposal before the U.S. Sentencing Commission would take an average of 23 months off prison terms being served by drug offenders.

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States sue 5-Hour Energy drink over advertising

Oregon, Washington and Vermont sued the makers of 5-Hour Energy for allegedly deceptive and misleading advertising.

U.S. President Barack Obama sits for a military briefing with U.S. Marine General Joseph Dunford (R) at Bagram Air Base in Kabul, May 25, 2014.

Proposed ban on Russian arms firm could hurt U.S. troops

A top U.S. general warns that a congressional bid to bar dealings with Moscow's main weapons exporter could be "catastrophic" for U.S. forces.

People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

World leaders demand answers after airliner downed over Ukraine, 298 dead

The Boeing 777 came down near the city of Donetsk, a stronghold of pro-Russian rebels.

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Microsoft to lay off 18K workers

Microsoft will slash up to 14 percent of its workforce as it tries to transform into a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company.

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Honduras wants ‘mini-Marshall’ plan for U.S. aid on migrants

Honduran officials called for aid to Central America to reduce violence that has fueled a surge of child migration to the United States.

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Lawmakers, lawyers argue over Republican plan to sue Obama

The Republican effort to sue the President got under way at a hearing where lawmakers and constitutional law experts bickered over the move.

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Top GM lawyer, Delphi CEO to face Senate on deadly ignition flaw

Two more major figures in the deadly GM safety debacle will appear on Thursday for the first time before U.S. lawmakers.

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Wildfire prompts evacuation of hundreds of Washington state homes

Wildfires stoked by high winds and dry, hot weather threatened homes and businesses across parts of Washington state.

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Comcast cancelation nightmare goes viral

Ever tried to cancel your cable? Hopefully you had a better experience than this guy. Hear the outrageous phone call!

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Report: VA needs $17.6B to clear wait times

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs billions in additional funding, the embattled agency's acting chief says.

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FDNY calendar features first female firefighter

The Calendar of Heroes celebrates the 150th anniversary of the fire department and honors its first woman with Miss March.

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House moves to maintain ban on taxing Internet access

A bill that would keep Internet connections from being taxed is heading to the Senate.

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WATCH: Jon Stewart to Hillary Clinton: ‘You’ve declared already’

Hillary Clinton has faced relentless speculation over her White House aspirations, but it took "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart a matter of minutes to conclude she was campaign-ready.

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House passes $10.9B transportation funding, Obama touts ‘talking’ cars

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed an extension of transportation funding, to avert cutbacks in money for road, bridge and transit projects.

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Washington State Head Coach Mike Leach takes questions at the 2014 Pac-12 NCAA college football media days at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Seattle.

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