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UN rights office cautions Thais over amnesty bill

08/06/2013 5:47am
The U.N.'s human rights office is urging Thailand to oppose a proposed amnesty law that could allow some serious human rights offenders to go unpunished.

A family dynasty gives up The Washington Post

08/06/2013 1:38pm
The newspaper forever known for Deep Throat and the unraveling of a presidency had a quieter distinction, too: a family's ownership through thick and thin, seemingly as immutable as the Washington Monument.

NY candidate, ex-madam charged with selling pills

08/06/2013 4:28pm
A former madam running against former Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the race for New York City comptroller peddled hundreds of powerful painkillers and other prescription pills in exchange for Ecstasy and cash from a drug dealer wearing a wire, federal authorities said Tuesday.

Post-Romney, some in GOP reject advice to moderate

08/06/2013 4:52pm
After Mitt Romney's 2012 loss, many senior Republicans concluded the party must moderate its image on issues such as immigration and reproductive rights.

Maine candidate in swimsuit video defends self

08/06/2013 6:31pm
A candidate for Maine Senate who's getting heat for appearing in Brazilian-style swim trunks in an online video says his acting background is the kind of experience Mainers should want from their lawmakers.