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Thai junta airs propaganda to show detainees OK

BANGKOK (AP) — Propaganda videos distributed by Thailand's new military junta aired Wednesday on television stations nationwide, part of an effort to …

Is Thailand safe for tourists? Essential info for travelers

Thailand's military announced Thursday that it has taken control of the government.<p>Here's what that means for travelers visiting one of Asia's most popular tourist destinations.<p>The biggest implication of the coup -- declared after rival factions were unable to come up with a suitable agreement to …

Wounded war vet faces off against young multimillionaire in NY congressional district

The race pits a decorated war veteran who was born and raised in his New York district against a new arrival who just moved in last year. The vet also happens to be one of the least wealthy members of Congress, while his opponent sits on a $700 million fortune.<p>That is the contest shaping up in New …

How Well Do You Know Basic U.S. Military History?

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Ukrainian riot police humiliated in clash with separatists; Putin demands Kiev pull troops

DONETSK, Ukraine — This eastern Ukrainian city took another step toward mob rule Thursday as pro-Russian separatists stormed the state prosecutor’s office and forced dozens of riot police deployed to guard the building into a humiliating surrender.<p>The attackers, who threw stones and wielded sticks, …

Pentagon to Russia: Call us, please?

Russia’s Ministry of Defense has so far ignored the Pentagon’s efforts to set up a phone call between the nations’ top defense officials as its military activity increases near Ukraine, the Defense Department said Friday.<p>Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said that American defense officials …

Dutch fighter jets intercept 2 Russian bombers in their airspace

Dutch fighter jets scrambled Wednesday to intercept a pair of Russian military aircraft that entered their airspace, a fairly routine action that comes amid heightened tensions between Russia and NATO, a Dutch official said.<p>Maj. Wilko Ter Horst said that the military learned around 3:50 p.m. (9:50 …

The Stylishness of Democrats Courting Young Multi-Billionaires

A glowing account from the New York Times as kids of the mega-rich visit the White House<p>There are Americans so wealthy that their children stand to inherit billions of dollars. Think of those kids and their power. Now imagine if the Obama Administration invited them to the White House: 100 …

There Is An Epidemic Of Republicans Plagiarizing From Rand Paul

Eight Republican candidates have literally copied and pasted from Rand Paul's "issues" page.<p>Sen. Rand Paul's libertarian vision for the Republican Party future has such broad appeal that a generation of Republican candidates is copying his platform — and in many cases, literally copying and pasting …

Can Hillary Clinton Count on Women This Time?

They famously supported her in 2008—until they helped Obama win Iowa. So will the grandmother-to-be inspire female voters next cycle, or will they …

White House Denounces 'Chilling' Reports Of Jews Being Ordered To Register In Eastern Ukraine

The fliers reportedly being handed out, order Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk to register themselves and pay a tax or face deportation. According to The Daily Beast, the grand rabbi of Detski confirmed the fliers have been distributed in the area. The leader of Donetsk, whose …

'Kill switch' may be standard on U.S. phones in 2015

The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.<p>Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, along with the five biggest cellular carriers in the United States, are …

Study Reveals How Often America's Politicians Do Exactly What Rich People Want Them To Do

While not exactly surprising, the peer-reviewed study has backed up a theory that some Americans had already assumed to be the case, especially in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling that opened the door for wealthy Americans to give much more money to politicians.<p>To come to their conclusion, …

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Mary Fallin Signs Ban On Minimum Wage Increase

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a bill Monday prohibiting cities across the state from establishing mandatory minimum wage and employee benefits, including vacation or sick leave days.<p>Advocates of the new law contend that efforts to increase the minimum wage across various municipalities could …