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Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine
Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine

President Obama on Friday condemned the missile attack that downed a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine as an "outrage of unspeakable proportions" but stopped short of blaming Russia directly for the tragedy. A day after flaming wreckage and mangled bodies rained down on wheat and sunflower fields near the city of Donetsk, U.S. officials identified a lone American victim, a U.S.-Dutch citizen, among the 298 who perished. The dead came from at least 11 nations, and included nearly 100 researchers and advocates headed to an international conference in Australia dedicated to combating AIDS/HIV. Senior U.S. officials said strong...

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