- Thai prime minister dissolves Parliament, calls elections
- Hagel to meet with Pakistan’s prime minister
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- Elton John blasts Russia’s anti-gay laws during Moscow concert
- U.N.: Afghanistan slow to enforce law protecting women
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- South Carolina sheriff refuses to lower American flag for Nelson Mandela
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- Mandela not on life support in final hours, friend says
- Ukraine protesters topple, decapitate Lenin statue in Kiev
By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
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Topic - Missouri State Senate
The National Republican Congressional Committee has gone back to basics and teamed up with top aides to help school GOP members facing election challenge on a key campaign skill: How to talk to women.
A Missouri Democrat has filed new legislation that would require parents to inform school officials of their gun ownership.
President Obama may have suspended his campaign rallies due to Hurricane Sandy, but he managed to squeeze in his campaign slogan -- intentionally or not -- during a briefing Tuesday with federal emergency officials.
Republicans fired a vendor who submitted 106 questionable voter registration forms in Florida's Palm Beach County.
Clint Eastwood set off a firestorm when he mocked the empty-suit president, Barack Obama, by placing a vacant chair onstage at the Republican National Convention. This week, the Democrats are running an empty-chair convention and proving him right.
Republicans' chances of gaining control of the Senate are improving, notwithstanding Missouri Senate candidate W. Todd Akin's self-inflicted calamity.
Democrats unveiled a slew of female speakers Wednesday for their convention next month, an indication that they will continue to press Republicans on women's issues as GOP leaders furiously try to distance themselves from Missouri Senate candidate W. Todd Akin's recent comments on pregnancy and rape.