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US Watching Myanmar Election Closely

While a key U.S. official hints that the upcoming election in Myanmar could lead to more engagement, while critics claim the military is still too powerful.  A U.S. State Department spokesman Thursday said key officials are closely watching Sunday's election in the country for signs of progress from military dictatorship to democracy. Spokesman John Kirby said U.S. Ambassador Derek Mitchell, U.S. embassy staff, USAID Assistant Administrator Jonathan Stivers and congressional...

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