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This is what air traffic looks like over Europe right now. 
Map via Flight Radar 24. 

This is what air traffic looks like over Europe right now. 

Map via Flight Radar 24. 

Wreckage of the Malaysian Airlines airliner that went down in Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine.
Ukrainian air traffic control lost contact with Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 about 30 miles from the Russian-Ukraine border. The plane was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members.
(Photo by Dominique Faget, AFP/Getty Images)

Wreckage of the Malaysian Airlines airliner that went down in Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine.

Ukrainian air traffic control lost contact with Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 about 30 miles from the Russian-Ukraine border. The plane was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members.

(Photo by Dominique Faget, AFP/Getty Images)

A proposal to divide California into six states has received enough signatures to make the November 2016 ballot. Here’s how.
[Update on July 21: A corrected version of this map has replaced the previous version.]

A proposal to divide California into six states has received enough signatures to make the November 2016 ballot. Here’s how.

[Update on July 21: A corrected version of this map has replaced the previous version.]

Cantor to leave post as House majority leader

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will step down from his leadership post at the end of July, according to a senior House staffer who spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to preempt Cantor’s announcement.

Cantor’s decision follows his historic defeat Tuesday in his Virginia Republican primary against a little-known opponent, Tea Party-inspired economics professor David Brat.

Cantor is the second highest-ranking member of GOP leadership and was on track to become the next U.S. House speaker. He is the only majority leader in congressional history to lose in a primary fight. His defeat scrambles the leadership lineup and the House’s agenda ahead of the 2014 elections.

Death penalty opponents and lawyers for condemned prisoners said the botched execution of a convicted in killer in Oklahoma could have a far-reaching impact on death penalty states, potentially putting the brakes at least temporarily on further use of lethal injections.

Death penalty opponents and lawyers for condemned prisoners said the botched execution of a convicted in killer in Oklahoma could have a far-reaching impact on death penalty statespotentially putting the brakes at least temporarily on further use of lethal injections.

The death toll has reached 31 from the severe storms stretching across the South and Midwest. The massive, slow-moving system has not yet released its grip. 

The death toll has reached 31 from the severe storms stretching across the South and Midwest. The massive, slow-moving system has not yet released its grip

We take a look at how times have changed for smoking, both pot and cigarettes, over the decades.

We take a look at how times have changed for smoking, both pot and cigarettes, over the decades.

Google enters the home: It announced today it’s buying Nest Labs Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash.

We’re very curious to see what this will bring.

Google enters the home: It announced today it’s buying Nest Labs Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash.

We’re very curious to see what this will bring.