A U.S. Senator from Virginia lands on the shortlist for Democratic VP pick. D.C.'s statehood proposal gets a cool reception in Cleveland. And Maryland's Republican governor attends a local crab fest in lieu of his party's convention.
Violent protests have rocked the Thai capital of Bangkok for weeks, leaving 37 dead so far. Anti-government protesters representing the rural majority dispute the legitimacy of the current government, which came to power after a 2006 coup. We’ll learn more about the key players — and what’s at stake as the military takes a harder line and the conflict spreads to other cities.
- John Brandon Director, International Relations Programs for the Asia Foundation
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