A.M. Links: Satellite Images Don't Show Debris From Missing Malaysia Flight, Pulitzer Prize Board May Not Reward Reporting on Snowden Leaks, Obama Administration To Endorse Reduction of Drug Sentences


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  • According to Malaysia's transport minister the satellite images released by China's State Administration of Science that some thought may have shown debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were released by mistake and "did not show any debris from MH370."
  • The Obama administration is expected to endorse a plan that would reduce the average sentence for a federal drug defendant by almost a year.
  • The Pulitzer Prize Board may play it safe and not reward The Washington Post and The Guardian for their reporting on the information leaked by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden. The Board did reward The New York Times for its reporting on Daniel Ellsberg's Pentagon Papers.
  • President Obama is expected to use his executive authority to update regulations on overtime pay. Currently, employers are not required to pay managerial workers overtime pay if they earn at least $455 a week.
  • Ukraine has created a 60,000-strong national guard ahead of Sunday's referendum in Crimea on whether the peninsula, which is currently part of Ukraine, will join Russia.
  • Republican pro-life senators are urging the GOP to focus on social issues in this year's midterms and in the 2016 presidential election.

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