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A Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down Thursday over Eastern Ukraine was carrying 298 people from at least 10 countries, the Associated Press reported. The nationalities of 18 passengers were still unconfirmed.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Thursday that "there's going to be hell to pay" if it is determined that either Russia or pro-Russian separatists shot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane flying over Eastern Ukraine.
A New Jersey legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures plans to hear testimony Thursday from Regina Egea, Gov. Chris Christie's (R) incoming chief of staff. Watch live below at 10 a.m. ET:
Fifty-seven percent of mass shooting incidents that occurred between January 2009 and this month were connected to domestic or family violence, according to a report released Thursday by one of the nation's leading gun control groups.