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Thailand’s unprecedented revolt pits the people against the King

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Bangkok, Thailand Set apart from the frenetic bustle of one of Asia's largest cities and nestled amid the manicured gardens of Bangkok's Dusit Palace, the Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall has served as the official ho...

Braves vs Astros: World Series pits father versus son

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A World Series is not an event that needs additional hyping, but a father versus son dynamic is a welcome subplot nonetheless. The best-of-seven Fall Classic series to crown this year's Major League Baseball champi...

Military vaccination mandate dispute pits Pentagon against Oklahoma National Guard

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The refusal of the commander of the Oklahoma National guard to enforce the Pentagon's Covid-19 vaccination mandate has opened up a dispute about the limits of the federal government's authority and the chain of comm...

Europe’s COVID crisis pits vaccinated against unvaccinated

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With infections spiking again despite nearly two years of restrictions, the health crisis increasingly is pitting citizen against citizen — the vaccinated against the unvaccinated. Governments desperate to shield ove...

Shark Tank showcases Army veteran inspired to combat air pollution after exposure to burn pits

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"It was on the other end of our airfield, but it was burning 24-7. And as far as I can recall, every base that we flew to had a burn pit in some capacity that was getting rid of the trash."  Videau adds that there wa...

Democrats intensify efforts to stop implementation of draft New York congressional map that pits incumbents against each other

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Washington The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is intensifying efforts to stop the implementation of a draft congressional map that would pit several Democratic incumbents against one another in the midte...

Competitive House primary pits two Georgia Democrats against each other

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A competitive primary for a Georgia House seat has locked two Democratic members of Congress -- Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux -- in a tough fight for reelection. The matchup comes after Georgia's Republican-con...

Millions of veterans fighting the effects of toxic exposure from burn pits waiting on stalled Senate bill

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Myatt fought an aggressive leukemia for three years, followed by a skin cancer diagnosis, and he now has a problem with his lungs, likely from inhaling toxic fumes during his time in Iraq.   "When I was initially dia...

Senate passes historic bill to help veterans exposed to burn pits during military service

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The Senate on Thursday passed historic legislation that would help millions of veterans who were exposed to toxic burn pits during their military service. A wide bipartisan majority approved the long-awaited bill by...

Schumer plans burn pits vote on Monday as Republicans continue to express frustration

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Republicans continued to express their frustration with their inability to get votes on amendments to the PACT Act, a multi-billion dollar bill that would provide help to millions of veterans who suffered toxic expo...

I was exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq. Republicans turned their backs on veterans like me

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On Thursday, 41 Republicans in Washington blocked a bill that would have "expanded medical coverage for millions of combatants exposed to toxic burn pits during their service." On Thursday, 41 Republicans in Washingt...

Here’s what’s jeopardizing burn pits help for vets

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A version of this story appears in CNN's What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. The recipe for a good old-fashioned Washington cluster is all here: Sympathetic protesters. Veter...

‘The Patient’ pits therapist against serial killer in a psychological chess match

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At its core a two-hander, and at its best in those moments, "The Patient" begins quite well before losing momentum in the middle, regaining it amid twists and unexpected turns that carry through to the end. Not quit...