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The Rundown -- July 1

RFE/RL in the Media
# "New York Post" cites RFE/RL on new Kazakh sport legislation
# The Blaze writes about John Steinbeck speech delivered over RFE/RL in 1954
# Poroshenko declares end to cease-fire
# Hundreds of people have dissappeared in eastern Ukraine
# In Ukraine, frustration was growing with Kyiv's peace efforts
# Russian journalist dies as witness alleges "devious plot"
# A like or a retweet can now be punished by five years in jail
# HRW on the one-year anniversary of Russia anti-LGBT law
# A rundown of Kremlin far-right outreach
# Mortar shells hit gates of revered Shi'ite shrine in Sammara
# ISIL's newest recruits are ten-year-olds
# "Before Shooting in Iraq, a Warning on Blackwater" - James Risen, "New York Times"
# The Iraqi Christians who refuse to flee as ISIL attacks
# Officials calling ISIL a U.S. plot to tarnish Muslims
# Bill Burns expected to attend Vienna talks
# ViceNews video: Afghanistan election dispute pushing country toward political crisis
# Pakistan launches ground operation against militants
# Analyst says 1,000 Chinese jihadists training in Pakistan
# Shi'a are being killed by extremists in Pakistan
# Azerbaijanis win in Syrian art contest
# Azerbaijan satellite begins broadcasting Russian TV channels
Central Asia
# Yahoo News calls Turkmenistan a "new shopping Mecca"
# Kazakhstan continues Moscow criticism on Baikonur facility
# Viniculture revival in Kazakhstan
# Kosovo arrests three with alleged ties to ISIL
Of Interest
# NYT World Cup "set piece"
# AP will use robots for some business stories