The crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine last week has become an international crisis. Over the course of the recovery effort and investigation, Russian-back rebels were reported to be uncooperative: Bodies had been left to decompose in the sun for three days, and others were reportedly not recovered altogether, in what some suspected as an effort to obscure evidence of Russian involvement. A prominent Ukranian rebel leader appeared to confirm that pro-Russian separatists had access to an anti-aircraft missile launcher of the type used to bring down flight MH17. Nevertheless, Russian President Vladimir Putin has achieved record-high approval ratings at home.
Israel’s Operation Protective Edge against Hamas is in its third week, with the death toll in Gaza reaching the 1,000 mark during a humanitarian cease-fire Saturday that has allowed for the retrieval of more bodies. This latest military campaign by the IDF has taken place under an ever evolving social media landscape, providing an unprecedented access to the experience of Palestinians that may be causing higher popular scrutiny of Israel’s actions. A peaceful resolution doesn’t seem to be on the horizon any time soon.
TODAY IN SLATE
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Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?
By Jamelle Bouie
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The XX Factor
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Subprime Loans Are Back
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It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
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Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.
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Building a Better Workplace
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How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen
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Sept. 22 2014 10:12 PMU.S. Begins Air Strikes Against ISIS in SyriaElliot Hannon
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Sept. 22 2014 8:06 PMWanted: More Good Words for Bad SmellsFood linguist Dan Jurafsky explains why we need words for the urine smell of stairwells, a whiff of rancid oil, and the bloody scent of fish.Mike Pesca
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The XX Factor
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Sept. 22 2014 7:35 PMWesleyan University Orders Campus Fraternities to Go CoedElliot Hannon
Sept. 22 2014 6:30 PMWhat Does It Mean to Be an American?Ted Cruz and Scott Brown think it’s about ideology. It’s really about culture.Reihan Salam
Sept. 22 2014 6:27 PMShould We All Be Learning How to Type in Virtual Reality?Lily Hay Newman
Sept. 22 2014 5:56 PMWhite House Fence Jumper Had 800 Rounds of Ammo In His CarBen Mathis-Lilley
Sept. 22 2014 5:45 PMThe University of California Corrects “Injustice” by Making Its Rich Chancellors Even RicherRebecca Schuman
Sept. 22 2014 5:38 PMApple Won't Shut Down Beats Music After All (But Will Probably Rename It)Jordan Weissmann
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Hang Up And Listen
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