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Major current events threads
Major current events threads often spread beyond the scope of the original topic, as major current events are not so focused, and the moderators often try to keep MetaFilter from being inundated with posts on such "hot button" topics. This page is a way to track such posts, as they can sometimes be hard to find once they move off of the front page of MetaFilter.
MH17 - the thread on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down in Ukraine, near the Russian border, posted on July 17.
Israel bombing Gaza again - the current Israel/Palestine thread, started July 8, 2014.