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House Republicans roll out revised tax package

- The Washington Times

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady on Monday released a revised end-of-year tax package that includes tax relief for victims of recent natural disasters, delays or repeals several Obamacare-related taxes, and jettisons the extensions of many expired breaks that had been included in an earlier bill.

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures the Thai way shortly after accepting the ASEAN Summit and Related Summits' hosting and chairmanship for next year in Thailand from Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in Singapore. Prayuth invoked a special executive power Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, to ease several restrictions that were set after the army seized power from an elected government. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

Thai government lifts politics bans ahead of polls

Associated Press

Thailand's military government on Tuesday lifted a ban on political activities it imposed when it seized power in a coup more than four years ago, an action taken in preparation for elections promised for early next year.