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Fighting Continues To Block Investigators From MH17 Wreckage
Financial Times reporter Guy Chazan tells Linda Wertheimer that while the world is focused on the crash site of MH17, civilians are dying in battles between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russia rebels.
New Bill Aims To Hold Colleges Accountable For Campus Sex Crimes
Under new bipartisan legislation, colleges and universities could face strong new penalties for mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. Critics question whether they can be implemented.
Argentina Is In Default. What Does That Actually Mean?
Talks between Argentina and holdout bondholders collapsed Wednesday. With no additional talks scheduled, it appears Argentina has defaulted for the second time in about 12 years.
Groundwater Is Drying Up Fast Under Western States, Study Finds
The Colorado River Basin, which supplies irrigation and groundwater for most of the West, is drying up faster than expected. Part of the problem is a drought-driven over-reliance on groundwater.
With Congress Set To Adjourn, Border Crisis Remains Unresolved
Votes are set Thursday in both the GOP-led House and Democratic-controlled Senate on bills addressing the young migrants seeking refuge. But the competing bills have little chance of being reconciled.
Renee Montagne and Linda Wertheimer have today's last word in business.
Linda Wertheimer has this morning's business news.
Is Fracking To Blame For Increase In Quakes In Oklahoma?
Oklahoma is experiencing more earthquakes, and some scientists say they're caused by wastewater disposal wells. Linda Wertheimer learns more from energy reporter Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.
Why Hamas Is A Bigger Challenge For Israel Now Than In The Past
Christian Science Monitor reporter Christa Case Bryant tells Renee Montagne why the Israeli army is finding Hamas a more formidable foe now than during the 2009 war.
Water, Electricity And Other Needs In Short Supply In Gaza
In Gaza, the price of drinking water has soared, there's little electricity — and another shortage is beginning: people displaced by the fighting are waiting in long lines to get food.