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Polls Open in Thai Elections, Tensions Simmer in Bangkok

Polls have opened in Thailand's tense national elections, called in December by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to defuse protests aimed at toppling her government.The main opposition Democrat Party is boycotting the elections, and protesters were reported to still be in the streets of Bangkok as polls opened Sunday. They have vowed to obstruct the voting, and on Saturday protesters in the capital moved to block the distribution of ballots.Dozens of gunshots were reported Saturday in...

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