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Putin Refuses to Order Rebels Away from MH17 Crash Site

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin issued a statement Monday that fell short of calling for separatist rebels from eastern Ukraine to turn over control of the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 to international teams. Instead, the Russian leader only says that the safety and security of monitors trying to reach the scene must be guaranteed. Read more...
State Labor

Florida Unemployment Down Slightly

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the state's jobless rate in June was 6.2 percent, a tenth of a percentage point lower than May's rate of 6.3. Read more...
Sec. of State

Kerry to Travel to Cairo Monday, Push for Gaza Cease-Fire

Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with senior officials on the ongoing tensions in Gaza. "The United States -- and our international partners -- are deeply concerned about the risk of further escalation, and the loss of more innocent life." Read more... 

Ex-NASA Boss: Russia Has US Space Program in 'Hostage Situation'

45 years ago, the world watched as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The historic Apollo 11 landing established the United States as the leader in the Space Race. Today, in contrast, with the retirement of the Space Shuttle program, NASA is in decline. Read more...

First US-Acquired Chikungunya Cases Reported in Florida

State officials confirmed the first locally acquired cases of the mosquito-borne virus, 7 months after the virus arrived in the US from the Caribbean and Central America. The cases came out of Miami Dade County and Palm Beach County. Read more...