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SOTU Scoop
July 18th, 2014
04:21 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, July 18, 2014.

1. Malaysia Airlines plane crash.  President Obama confirmed that a surface-to-air missile shot down Flight 17 in a territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels.  But he stopped short of blaming a particular culprit. "There's been a lot of misinformation generated in eastern Ukraine generally," Obama said.  "This should snap everybody's heads to attention and make sure that we don't have time for propaganda, we don't have time for games and everybody needs to make sure we're holding accountable those who committed this outrage." The President also called for an immediate ceasefire between Ukraine and the rebels so an international investigation can proceed without any tampering of evidence.  NATO's Supreme Allied Commander of Europe Gen. Phillip Breedlove, who is leading much of the U.S. military's technical intelligence gathering on the crash, joins State of the Union this Sunday. FULL POST

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Sunday on State of the Union
July 18th, 2014
02:46 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was "likely downed by a surface-to-air missile ... operated from a separatist-held location in eastern Ukraine." Candy talks to Secretary of State John Kerry.

And, if pro-Russian separatists are responsible for shooting down the plane, how should the U.S. respond? We'll talk to Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein and the House Homeland Security Committee Chair Michael McCaul.

Then, will it be a game changer for U.S.-Russian relations? We’ll talk to The Atlantic’s Peter Beinart, Michael Crowley of TIME magazine, NPR’s Steve Inskeep and CNN commentator L.Z. Granderson.

Plus, Robert Turner, Director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Gaza City on the relief efforts in Gaza.

Watch Sunday 9am and Noon Eastern on CNN.

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