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Pro-Russian separatists have turned over the black boxes, and the remains of victims have been taken away on refrigerated train cars, but lead investigators into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17 have yet to reach the crash site, located in an Eastern Ukrainian battle zone. The lack of a smoking gun raises questions for the European Union. How deeply was Russia involved? Is it time for increased sanctions? Should the West use diplomatic caution as Vladimir Putin accuses the US of trying to return to the Cold War?

Also, the FAA bands American flights in and out of Tel Aviv, and contradictory opinions from two federal courts with Obamacare caught in the middle.

Banner Image: Makeshift memorial at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for the victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 which crashed in the Ukraine on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board; Credit: Roman Boed

Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Benjamin Gottlieb
Katie Cooper

FAA Bans Flights to Tel Aviv 6 MIN, 30 SEC

Due to rocket debris found near Ben Gurion Airport, Delta Airlines cancelled flights in and out of Tel Aviv. Now the FAA has followed suit, banning American carriers for at least the next 24 hours. Jeffrey Price is an aviation consultant and author of Practical Aviation Security: Predicting and Prefenting Future Threats.

Guests:
Jeffrey Price, Leading Edge Strategies (@Av_Security)

More:
F.A.A. Halts U.S. Flights to Israel

MH 17: The Victims' Bodies Go to the Netherlands and the EU Points to Russia 45 MIN, 14 SEC

The Netherlands lost 193 of the 298 victims when Malaysian Airlines FH 17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine, and it will lead the investigation. Earlier, a refrigerated train with the remains of victims went from the crash site to Kharkiv, which is under control of Ukraine. Pro-Russian separatists turned over the black boxes to Malaysia, which will pass them on to Dutch investigators.

Guests:
Max Seddon, BuzzFeed (@maxseddon)
Peter Graff, Correspondent, Reuters (@p_m_graff)
Peter Spiegel, Financial Times (@SpiegelPeter)
Steven Pifer, Brookings Institution (@steven_pifer)
Matthew Rojansky, Wilson Center (@TheWilsonCenter)

More:
Bodies and Black Boxes From Malaysia Flight Arrive in Ukraine City
MH17: Blame and sanctions on the agenda at EU foreign ministers' meeting

Appeals Court Deals Major Blow to Obamacare 8 MIN, 5 SEC

Federal subsidies are crucial to making health insurance affordable under Obamacare, but are they legal in 34 states that refused to build their own health care exchanges? Today, one federal court said “no,” threatening some $36 billion in assistance for almost 5 million people… while another court said “yes.” Elise Viebeck covers health care for The Hill.

Guests:
Elise Viebeck, The Hill (@eliseviebeck)

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