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The sadness and grief over the crash have quickly turned to anger. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said during a round of Sunday talk shows on Sunday that a "mountain of evidence" points to Russia, and he expressed horror at the actions of the pro-Russian separatists in the aftermath of the crash. He alleged the "drunken" separatists have removed bodies from the crash site and piled them into trucks, which he called "grotesque." Obama directly accused the separatists of removing evidence from the crash site. Russia's ministry of defense on Monday, meanwhile, began laying out the case for blame on Ukraine and even the West . It claims it saw MH17 detour from its route at the same time a Ukrainian warplane flew overhead and a U.S.
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Obama's executive orders signed Monday prohibit discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Monday. U.S. officials have been seeking to build a case that the plane was shot down by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Officials also say it is unlikely the separatists could have fired a missile without assistance from Russia. The Malaysia Airlines plane was brought down Thursday with nearly 300 people on board.