- Michele Bachmann has dropped out of the race for House Republican Conference chair and with that, ended a bid for leadership that many saw as the first real test of the Tea Party against the GOP establishment. [ Politico ]
- Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi suffered another courtroom loss on Thursday. However, close aides are optimistic that she will soon be released from a house arrest that has lasted for more than 15 years. [ New York Times ]
- One in 10 U.S. children is now diagnosed with ADHD , a significant increase from previous years that researchers think might be explained by growing awareness and better screening. [ Wall Street Journal ]
Photograph of a political activist holding a picture of Suu Kiyi by Getty Images.
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