<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/24/anthony-maslin-marite-norris-flight-mh17_n_5616018.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Anthony Maslin And Marite Norris, Parents Of 3 Kids Killed On Flight MH17, Speak Out</a>

Anthony Maslin And Marite Norris, Parents Of 3 Kids Killed On Flight MH17, Speak Out

Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris, who lost their three children and Norris’ father when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, have released a statement describing their anguish.

The couple had remained in Amsterdam while Nick Norris, 68, brought the kids — Otis, 8, Evie, 10 and Mo, 12 — home for school.

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/24/iraq-militants-attack-prisoner-convoy_n_5616082.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Militants Attack Convoy Near Baghdad, Killing 52 Prisoners And 8 Soldiers</a>

Militants Attack Convoy Near Baghdad, Killing 52 Prisoners And 8 Soldiers

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said.

The dawn attack began with militants firing mortar rounds on Iraqi army bases in the town of Taji, where suspects were being held on terrorism charges, prompting officials to evacuate the facilities, fearing a jailbreak. As the convoy traveled through a remote area, roadside bombs went off and militants opened fire. The ensuing battle left 52 prisoners and eight soldiers dead, with another eight soldiers and seven prisoners wounded, …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/4-year-old-banned-donut-shop_n_5615726.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">4-Year-Old Boy Banned From Donut Shop For Asking Inappropriate Question</a>

4-Year-Old Boy Banned From Donut Shop For Asking Inappropriate Question

At some point, nearly every parent has to deal with a child blurting out a highly-inappropriate question — like when a 4-year-old boy in a Connecticut donut shop recently asked a woman if she had a baby in her belly.

She wasn’t pregnant.

Whoops.

“My response was, ‘Oh my goodness, I’m so embarrassed, I’m so sorry,’” Rebecca Denham, mother of Justin Otero, told WFSB.

But Denham says what happened next went beyond mere embarrassment. When Denham returned to the Doughnut Inn in Monroe on Tuesday, she and her …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/24/train-crashes-into-school-bus-india_n_5615922.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Train Crashes Into School Bus In Southern India, Killing At Least 13 Children</a>

Train Crashes Into School Bus In Southern India, Killing At Least 13 Children

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say 13 children have been killed when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India.

Police officer Ravi Nallamala says another 16 children aged 7 to14 have been injured in the accident on Thursday and hospitalized in Medak district in Telengana state.

Other details are not immediately available. The area is nearly 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) south of New Delhi.

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/24/gaza-fighting_n_5615851.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Gaza Fighting Continues Even As FAA Lifts Flight Ban To Tel Aviv</a>

Gaza Fighting Continues Even As FAA Lifts Flight Ban To Tel Aviv

GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 23 (Reuters) – Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made some progress.

U.S. aviation authorities lifted a ban on flights to Tel Aviv which had been in force for two days, prompted by rocket salvoes out of the Gaza Strip, but many other global airlines were avoiding the Jewish state.
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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/us-ukraine-jet-russia_n_5615804.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">U.S.: Downed Ukraine Jets Part Of Russia Influenced Pattern</a>

U.S.: Downed Ukraine Jets Part Of Russia Influenced Pattern

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House cast the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine on Wednesday as part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircrafts and further destabilize the conflict in the former Soviet republic.

The Ukrainian jets were downed just 20 miles south of the wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane hit by a missile last week, suggesting the separatists have been undeterred by the international outrage over that incident. The United States has blamed the separatists for firing the missile that led to the deaths of the 298 …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/24/annoying-things-conference-call_n_5551334.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">The 9 Annoying Things That Happen On Every Conference Call</a>

The 9 Annoying Things That Happen On Every Conference Call

The conference call is a beautifully awkward part of our 9-to-5 lives. Its conventions are universal — cringe-worthy, frustrating and sometimes downright comical. In partnership with VTech, we’re taking a look at the hallmark moments of a reality we know all too well.

1. “You know, believe it or not, it was raining all weekend.”

Someone’s always late to a conference call, and if you make the mistake of being on time, you’re obligated to make awkward small talk while you wait. You’ve become a certified professional at acting …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/24/health-insurance-rebates_n_5614570.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Health Insurers Set To Give Out More Obamacare Refunds</a>

Health Insurers Set To Give Out More Obamacare Refunds

WASHINGTON — An obscure Obamacare feature may net health insurance customers $332 million this year.

That’s the total insurance companies will have to give back to customers this year under an Affordable Care Act provision designed to keep companies from overcharging consumers, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday. Including this year, consumers will have recovered a total of $1.9 billion from insurance companies since the rule took effect in 2011, according to the department.

Under President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, insurance companies must spend at least 80 percent of the premiums …read more

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Tonight We Are All Dutch

The achievements of the Dutch people and the tragedies they have suffered have, at times, been disproportionate to the small population and the tiny size of this remarkable nation.

Back in the 16th and 17th centuries, “tiny Holland” — the “Northern Low Countries” with less than 2 million people — experienced an era of unprecedented growth and prosperity and became the premier economic, industrial, commercial and naval power in Europe — in the world. And lest we forget, the arts and sciences.

During World War II, while all of the Dutch people suffered greatly …read more

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