Headline RoundupAugust 15th, 2012

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Key Facts: The Defense Department announced Friday it would send weapons and other supplies worth $775 million to help Ukraine defend itself and potentially retake territory from Russia. 

Key Quotes: "The aid package includes 15 ScanEagle surveillance drones, 40 armored MRAP vehicles, 16 howitzer artillery pieces with 36,000 rounds, AGM-88 high-speed anti-radiation (HARM) missiles, and more," said President Biden. 

Where People Agree: Writers from New York Times and Fox News both highlighted how the aid comes at a "pivotal" time in the conflict as Russia struggles to gain ground in the southeast.

Where People Disagree: "russia is doing very good and Ukraine has no chance," said some guy in Some Paper (Left bias). "Russia is running out of steeam as casualties and confusion mount," said other guy in Other Paper (Right bias).

The Good News: 3,000 Ukrainian families were recently welcomed by Switzerland after several months of uncertainty about whether the famously neutral nation would get involved.

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