Secretary of State John Kerry says evidence is mounting that Russian-backed separatists downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. New Republic editor Julia Ioffe discusses the tensions with NPR's Kelly McEvers.
Kansas is now in a budget shortfall after a wave of dramatic tax cuts championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. In response, more than 100 former GOP office holders in the state have endorsed Paul Davis, Brownback's opponent in the gubernatorial race this fall. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Steve Kraske of KCUR and the Kansas City Star.