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Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 18, 2014. Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners were combing a sprawling area in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border where the Malaysian plane ended up in burning pieces Thursday, killing all 298 aboard. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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Ukrainian rescuers walk past debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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The mother, left, of Fullah Tariq Shahebar, 8, one of three children who were killed in an Israeli missile strike earlier, is comforted by a woman after she identified her daughter at the hospital's morgue, in Gaza City, Thursday, July 17, 2014. The children were killed by an Israeli missile strike at their house feeding pigeons on their roof in the Sabra neighborhood of Gaza City, the family said. Fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas resumed Thursday, including an airstrike that killed three Palestinian children feeding pigeons on their roof, after a temporary cease-fire that allowed Gazans to stock up on supplies. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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FILE - In this June 22, 2014 file photo, a fighter with the Islamic State group distributes a copy of the Quran, Islam's holy book, to a driver in central northern city of Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad. Across the broad swath of territory it controls from northern Syria through northern and western Iraq, the extremist group known as the Islamic State has proven to be highly organized governors. (AP Photo, File)
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FILE - This Aug. 15, 2013 file photo shows Nokia's Lumia 925 phone at the flagship store of Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia in Helsinki, Finland. On Thursday, July 17, 2014, as part of an announcement to cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, Microsoft said it would discontinue its Nokia X phones and shift future product designs to its Lumia line of Windows phones. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Mikko Stig, File)
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FILE- In this July 12, 2014, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez during an official dinner at Government Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During overlapping visits to Latin America, the leaders of China and Russia have been welcomed with open arms by the governments of Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army’s request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from a military prison. So the military will begin treatment for her gender-identity condition. A defense official says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved the Army’s recommendation to keep Manning in military custody and start a rudimentary level of gender treatment. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)
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In this June 19, 2014 photo, bakery owner Julie Berliner, center, works with a colleague planning for a new kitchen, as freshly baked cannabis-infused cookies cool on a rack, at Sweet Grass Kitchen, a well-established gourmet marijuana edibles bakery which sells its confections to retail outlets, in Denver. Sweet Grass Kitchen, like other cannabis food producers in the state, is held to rigorous health inspection standards, and has received praise from inspectors, according to Berliner. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. posing for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Aldrin and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong were the first men to walk on the lunar surface. The trio was launched to the moon by a Saturn V launch vehicle at 9:32 a.m. EDT, July 16, 1969. They departed the moon July 21, 1969. (AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong, File)
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays out of a bunker on the 16th hole during the first day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Thursday July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. RECOVERY WORK IS UNDERWAY AT MALAYSIAN PLANE CRASH SITE

Emergency teams, policemen and off-duty coal miners are combing a sprawling area in eastern Ukraine where Flight 17 ended up in burning pieces, killing all 298 aboard, as pro-Russian rebels say they have “most” of the airliner’s recorders.

2. PLANE VICTIMS: SOME WERE EN ROUTE TO AIDS CONFERENCE

As the identity of those who perished becomes clear, an outpouring of grief follows the news that a large number of AIDS researchers and activists were on board headed to Melbourne for a 20th anniversary meeting.

3. WHAT THE CURRENT TOLL FOR ISRAEL’S GROUND OPERATION IS

Nearly 20 Palestinians and an Israeli soldier were killed in Gaza on the 11th day of the conflict as Netanyahu says the country is ready for a “significant expansion” of the offensive.

4. IN IRAQ, SYRIA, MILITANTS TRY TO GOVERN AS A STATE

Flush with cash, insurgents from the group known as the Islamic State fix roads, police traffic, and administer courts. But they also run the risk of provoking a backlash from the people they have come to rule.

5. MICROSOFT READY TO BID FAREWELL TO NOKIA X PHONES

The company said it would shift future product designs to its Lumia line of Windows phones.

6. WHO EXPANDS INFLUENCE IN U.S. BACKYARD

During overlapping visits to Latin America, the leaders of China and Russia have been welcomed with open arms by governments that are among the most hostile to Washington. L

7. ARMY TO BEGIN CHELSEA MANNING’S GENDER TREATMENTS

The former intelligence analyst who leaked secret documents has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, the sense of being a woman in a man’s body.

8. GETTING BAKED. AND PICKLED. AND CANDIED

Beyond the more mundane pot brownies, the proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of baked goods, candies, infused oils and cookbooks.

9. MARK 45 YEARS SINCE MAN’S FIRST STEPS ON MOON

One way to celebrate is to follow on Twitter as the Smithsonian recreates – in 140 characters or less per tweet – the eight-day Apollo flight that took place 45 years ago.

10. WHY FIRST-ROUND LEADER AT BRITISH OPEN ISN’T RESTING EASY

Six times in his last eight tournaments, Rory McIlroy has played poorly each Friday, robbing him of a chance to win.

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