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What Swing States Are and Why They’re Important

While each major U.S. political party has many states it counts on winning in November’s presidential election, a handful of states are too close to call. These “swing states” have populations that are closely divided politically. They have swung back and forth between Democratic and Republican candidates in recent years. They are the battleground states ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (August 15, 2020)

Location: Bangkok, Thailand – Democracy Monument Event: The U.S. Embassy Bangkok informs U.S. citizens of a planned political gathering Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Democracy Monument in Bangkok beginning at 17:00. Reports indicate the gathering could involve a sizable crowd.  Plan ahead for the possibility of traffic and other potential disruptions in downtown Bangkok. Although ...
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Visa Announcement: Limited Visa Appointments for F, M, and J visa applicants only

Beginning July 15, 2020, U.S. Embassy Bangkok and U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai will resume limited visa appointments for F, M, and J visa applicants only. We welcome student applicants to study in the United States. The Embassy and the Consulate General have limited staffing at this time and ask applicants to submit an expedited appointment request if their ...
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Message from U.S. Ambassador Michael George DeSombre in Honor of The 88th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother, August 12, 2020

Message from U.S. Ambassador Michael George DeSombre in Honor of The 88th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother, August 12, 2020 On behalf of the United States Mission to the Kingdom of Thailand, I extend our warmest wishes to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother for health, happiness, and prosperity on ...
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