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Two Doctors Weigh Whether To Accept Obamacare Plans

On a recent afternoon at his office in Hartford, Conn., Dr. Doug Gerard examines a patient complaining of joint pain. He checks her out, asks her a few questions about her symptoms and then orders a few tests before sending her on her way.<p>For a typical quick visit like this, Gerard could get …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

Small Loft in Manhattan, New York by Specht Harpman

The clever and beautifully furnished Manhattan Micro-Loft.<p>The team of Specht Harpman had to deal with a very special challenge. The renovation of …

Manhattan

Thailand Is Doing a Great Job of Screwing Up Its Potential

For more than a half year now, Thailand has been gripped by chaos. Protesters from both sides of the political spectrum — the antigovernment Yellow …

Big surge in mobile data usage as Thailand goes into day 2 of military coup

Thailand had no terrestrial or cable TV for 24 hours as all stations had to broadcast the military’s Channel 5 following yesterday’s coup. Plus …

Asia

Thailand coup: protesters oppose military takeover - video

Hundreds protest in northern Bangkok on Saturday to voice their anger against the military coup, defying an order banning a gathering of more than five people. Army General Prayuth Chan-ocha took power on Thursday and has subsequently detained political party leaders, other prominent politicians …

Thailand coup: Yingluck detained as roundup by military continues

Army junta summons nearly 200 people including Shinawatra family and orders them not to leave the country<p>Thailand's army is holding the former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in a “safe place”, an aide said on Saturday as the junta summoned nearly 200 other prominent politicians and activists, …

Thailand coup gets King Adulyadej approval as junta dissolves senate

The king of Thailand is expected to endorse the leader of the military coup that placed the army in control of the nation, it emerged on Sunday, amid growing protests against the military takeover and widespread detention of activists and academics.<p>News of the king's move, delivered through local …

Thailand: ousted cabinet minister surfaces from hiding to condemn coup

Former education minister Chaturon Chaisang detained after warning military coup could lead to 'a disaster'<p>A Thai cabinet minister who emerged from hiding on Tuesday to make the first public appearance by any member of the ousted government since a military coup last week was detained by soldiers …

Associated Press News

How far does Boko Haram's reach extend?

<b>Two months ago, almost no-one outside Nigeria and parts of West Africa had ever heard of Boko Haram.</b><p>Today, for all the wrong reasons, the militant Islamist group has become an international household name.<p>Its sudden notoriety is said to have surprised even its leaders, who for now find themselves …

Africa

US China: Chuck Hagel's tough words on South China Sea

The US defence secretary has accused China of "destabilising" the South China Sea, saying its action is threatening the region's long-term progress.<p>Chuck Hagel said the US would "not look the other way" when nations ignored international rules.<p>Nick Childs reports.

China

U.S. Warns China to Stop 'Destabilizing' Region as Tensions Worsen

SINGAPORE - The United States warned China on Saturday to halt destabilizing actions in Asia as Washington and its allies sought to boost defense cooperation in the face of what Japan called an "increasingly severe" security environment.<p>Using unusually strong language, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck …

China

Ukraine's first victory over eastern rebels leads Russia to show its hand

In the last seven days, Ukraine's bid to retake the east has gained ground - but Russia's part in the turmoil has become increasingly obvious<p>Sergei Prokofiev International Airport was once a gleaming symbol of Donetsk’s revival as an industrial city.<p>Opened in time for <b>Ukraine</b> to co-host the European …

Associated Press News

Russian troops pulling back from Ukrainian border, U.S. officials say

Russia has begun pulling most of its roughly 40,000 troops away from its border with Ukraine, a move that U.S. and<p>NATOofficials called encouraging.<p>Defense SecretaryChuck Hagel said the movement of soldiers and equipment was promising but added that all of the Russian troops shifted to the area …

Russia

Blame Socialism, Not Shinseki

That’s the real VA problem.<p>The VA problem is not Shinseki, it’s socialism. The Veterans Affairs health-care system is completely government run. It …

Health Care

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China cracks down again on popular messaging app WeChat | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have launched another crackdown on Tencent Holdings Ltd’s popular social messaging app WeChat, closing dozens of popular accounts, media reported on Friday, as China tightens its control of the Internet.<p>A picture illustration shows a WeChat app icon in …

Bill Gates: It’s OK If Half Of Silicon Valley Startups Are “Silly”

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates doesn’t worry that Silicon Valley is the home of billion-dollar texting apps and farming games. “Innovation in California is at its absolute peak right now. Sure, half of the companies are silly, and you know two-thirds of them are going to go bankrupt, but the dozen or …

Nigeria attacks: 100 killed in attacks on villages in Kaduna

<b>At least 100 villagers have been killed in Nigeria's central Kaduna state in attacks linked to disputes between ethnic groups, officials say.</b><p>Heavily armed men entered three villages in the Kaura district in the south of the state.<p>It is not clear who was behind the attacks, but residents blame …

Africa

Ukraine Minister: Ukraine, Russia Agree Crimea Truce Until March 21

"An agreement has been reached with (Russia's) Black Sea Fleet and the Russian Defense Ministry on a truce in Crimea until March 21," Ihor Tenyukh told journalists on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting.<p>"No measures will be taken against our military facilities in Crimea during that time. Our …

North Korea fires rockets into sea

North Korea has test-fired 25 rockets into the sea, South Korea's Defence Ministry has said, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington.<p>The rockets were fired off the North's east coast and flew about 70km into the sea, a ministry spokesman …