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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Editor's note: The Australian reports up to 100 Australian Federal Police officers and military personnel could be sent to help secure the Malaysia Airlines plane crash site in Ukraine. The newspaper says it is one option the Tony Abbott government is considering, but the Associated Press says the government has not confirmed this report. - Stephanie

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Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014

Australia Foreign Minister Julie Bishop vows help to secure Ukraine crash site - @AP

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South Korea

South Korea unveils $11 billion stimulus spending, cuts GDP forecast - @Reuters

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US lethal injection drug controversy

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she is 'concerned' by the time it took for Joseph Wood to die by lethal injection; directs Department of Corrections to conduct a review - statement via @NBCNews

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Sen. John Walsh plagiarism allegations

US Army War College provost says they will begin investigation 'immediately' into Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., plagiarism allegations - @nytimes

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Sen. John Walsh plagiarism allegations

Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., campaign spokesperson in response to plagiarism allegations: 'This was unintentional and it was a mistake. There were areas that should have been cited differently but it was completely unintentional' - @TPM

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terrorism

Glenn Greenwald publication releases document reportedly showing Obama administration approved expansion of terrorist watchlist system - @the_intercept

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Obama 2nd term nominations

White House sends 2 presidential nominations for Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Senate - @WhiteHouse

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Sen. John Walsh plagiarism allegations

Report: Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., plagiarized at least quarter of his thesis at US Army War College, @nytimes claims

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US same-sex marriage

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says there is growing intolerance for supporters of traditional marriage, defends states' rights to define marriage - @NBCNews

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

State Dept's Marie Harf calls accusation by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that US is trying to undermine Israel by cutting off flights 'offensive' - @ChadPergram

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US illegal immigration reform

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says he does not see immigration reform passing in next decade unless border security handled separately and 1st - @KellyO

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US lethal injection drug controversy

Arizona Supreme Court grants stay of execution pending consideration of Joseph Wood's petition - @chrisgeidner

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

UN Human Rights Council agrees to launch international inquiry on violations in Gaza - @Reuters

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State John Kerry meet in Tel Aviv - via @BarakRavid

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Kidnapped Israeli teens found dead, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the mother of Naftali Frenkel, who was kidnapped and murdered near Hebron, Palestine - @BarakRavid

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Texas abortion bill

Abortion rate in Texas dropped 13% after restrictions in controversial House Bill 2 took effect last fall, according to a study released by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project - @HoustonChron

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Unaccompanied minors at US southern border

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy says more than 320 immigrant children have been placed in Connecticut - @AP

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capital punishment

Supreme Court denies stay request filed this morning by Joseph Wood in pending Arizona execution - @chrisgeidner

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Bulgaria

Bulgarian Prime Minister resigns after ruling socialist party's poor performance in European election, state TV reports - @Reuters

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