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On eve of vote, Russian troops reported in Ukraine area outside of Crimea

Russia asserted its diplomatic and military muscle Saturday as tensions remained high ahead of a vote on secession in Crimea.<p>About 60 Russian troops in six helicopters and three armored vehicles reportedly crossed into Ukraine's Kherson region and were in the town of Strilkove, on a strip of land …

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Hawaii Dems clash on 2014 polls

The 2014 Hawaii Senate primary launched an early polling war Tuesday, as allies of both Democratic Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and Sen. Brian Schatz moved to define perceptions of who has the advantage in the race.<p>POLITICO obtained surveys taken for both the Schatz campaign and the Hanabusa-backing group …

Rick Perry to announce future political plans on July 8

Texas Gov. <b>Rick Perry</b> will make an announcement about his political future on Monday, a source close to the Republican governor confirms to NBC News.<p>In an email to "friends," Perry confidantes are invited to a Monday announcement in San Antonio concerning the governor's "exciting future plans."<p>Perry …

US blacklists Burmese General Thein Htay over arms

<b>The US has blacklisted a senior Burmese army officer who it accuses of making arms deals with North Korea in defiance of UN resolutions.</b><p>The US Treasury said that Lieutenant-General Thein Htay had continued to purchase military equipment and material from North Korea.<p>It said that he had contributed …