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After a 15-month probe, investigators with the Dutch Safety Board have concluded that a Russian Buk missile took down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine last year.

The crash in July 2014 killed all 298 people on board, most of whom were from the Netherlands.

Just a few weeks ago, the nonprofit Trust for the National Mall staged a music festival — featuring Drake and the Strokes — to benefit the remarkable public space in Washington, D.C., that includes some of America's most recognizable landmarks, including the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and Washington Monument.

Iran's parliament voted Tuesday to support the implementation of the nuclear deal struck by world powers in Vienna in July.

You may not have it marked on your calendar, but this coming Sunday is "adoption day." It's the day Iran must begin sharply curtailing its nuclear program as part of the landmark nuclear agreement reached this summer.

Nonproliferation experts say the steps Iran is about to take will put it significantly further away from having a nuclear weapon. Critics, however, warn of the possibility of cheating.

The man many Republicans would like to see as the next speaker of the House of Representatives has gotten really good at saying "no" over the past year.

Still, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan continues to get top billing as the only Republican who can unite the fractious Republican majority in the U.S. House, the party's largest in more than 80 years.

DOT workers fill the washed out bridge approach on Bluff Road at I-77.
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  Road crews from the S.C. Dept. of Transportation are scattered across the state, repairing roads and bridges as swiftly as possible, though it will be months before all are back in service. On Columbia’s Bluff Road at I-77, a crew aided by road workers from Abbeville repairs a “major washout” of a bridge approach. Meanwhile, across town where S.C. 512 crosses I-20, another out-of-town crew, from Aiken County, helps its local comrades by working on a bridge with washed-out end vents. Both crews feel that, with luck and good weather, these bridges may see traffic flowing in around a week. Drivers, keep your fingers crossed – and remain patient.

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We’ve been talking about water conservation this week- from instant hot water heaters to simple measures like turning the water off while you brush your teeth, conserving water can be easy.  Here are some simple things that you can do to conserve water in the kitchen.  Only run the dishwasher when it’s full and if you must rinse dishes before placing them in the dishwasher, use a bucket of water to rinse rather than continually running the water. 

After rejecting a number of earlier offers, British-based beer company SABMiller accepted in principle a 69 billion British pound ($106 billion) offer from Budweiser brewer Anheuser Busch InBev.

If Tuesday's agreement is finalized, the new beer company will be the largest in the world and control two top U.S. brands in Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft, according to The Associated Press.


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