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SOTU Scoop
July 17th, 2014
02:57 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, July 17, 2014.

4:40 UPDATE: A senior US official tells CNN’s Barbara Starr that the U.S. has concluded the Malaysian airline was shot down.  One radar system saw a surface-to-air missile system turn on and track an aircraft right before the plane was shot down, according to the official.

1. MH17. Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crashed in Ukraine with 295 people on board. The airliner went down on Ukraine’s border with Russia, the area of months-long unrest between Ukrainian separatists-aligned with Russia and Ukrainian government forces. The flight was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed.


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