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The Two-Way
4:42 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Thai Junta To Foreign Journalists: 'Don't Call It A Coup'

Thai soldiers walk after being deployed to guard Bangkok's Victory Monument against anti-army protests, on Sunday. The ruling junta is now insisting that foreign journalists not call the military takeover a coup.
Wason Wanichakorn AP

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 7:46 pm

First it wasn't a coup. Then, it was.

Now, Thailand's ruling military junta tells foreign journalists that its May 22 toppling of an elected government was no coup after all.

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All Tech Considered
4:29 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Starbucks Makes Itself More Addictive With Wireless Phone Charging

Soon, you'll be able to recharge at Starbucks, and charge your device.
Courtesy of Duracell Powermat

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 11:11 am

Starbucks' latest innovation has nothing to do with coffee beans or breakfast, but it may lure the technologically dependent among us into its stores.

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Iraq
4:02 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

As Militants Sweep South Across Iraq, A View From The North

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 11:22 pm

A shift in power is underway in Iraq, where the jihadi group ISIS has captured several cities in a recent offensive. Jane Arraf is a reporter for Al Jazeera America, and she comments on the violence.

Latin America
4:02 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Brazilians Greet The World Cup Kickoff With Protests And Tear Gas

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 7:43 pm

In Brazil, thousands of protesters clashed with police just hours before the World Cup opening ceremony. The streets of Sao Paolo were filled with tear gas and concussion grenades.

Politics
4:02 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

The Majority Leader Has Lost. Long Live The Majority Leader

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 7:43 pm

Shortly after Rep. Eric Cantor's surprise defeat in the Republican primary, Cantor announced his plans to step down soon from his position as House majority leader. This will leave a void in the GOP leadership, an open spot that's sure to attract plenty of interest.

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