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2 teachers killed in bombing in Thailand’s south

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south Wednesday, killing two teachers and wounding three other people, police said. Suspected insurgents detonated the explosive as a car carrying three teachers passed by a hospital in Chanae district in Narathiwat province, Police Col. Patta Madawah said. …

How Republicans’ Brilliant Budget Tactic Backfired

For years, Republicans had a great issue to lord over the Democrats: While the House routinely passed annual budget resolutions, the Democratic-controlled Senate did not. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other GOP leaders taunted the Democrats for their irresponsibility and disregard for “regular order.” Last January, the House passed …