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Washington (CNN)In the end, Robert Mueller's silence betrayed him. All his life, the Vietnam War Marine veteran has lived out a code of discreet personal values -- elevating government service, the rule of law and respect for the chain of command. But now, the uproar triggered in the wake of Mueller's Russia investigation raises the question of...
(CNN)Mount Everest is covered in trash. Decades of climbing on the world's highest mountain have turned it into a very tall garbage dump, strewn with rubbish, human waste and even bodies. But a dedicated -- and impressively fit -- team of volunteers are tackling the problem by carrying out one of the world's most ambitious...
Bangkok, Thailand (CNN)Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun revealed he has wed his royal consort General Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Aydhaya and declared her queen just days before his coronation. A royal statement released Wednesday said the 66-year-old monarch "has decided to promote General Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Aydhaya, his royal consort, to become Queen Suthida and she will hold royal title and...
(CNN)When a gunman walked into his classroom at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus, Riley Howell rushed toward him, police and Howell's family said. Howell, 21, was shot "point blank" trying to take the man down, his aunt Morgan Howell Moylan said. Another student, 19-year-old Reed Parlier, was also killed, the school said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former head of White House security clearances told congressional investigators on Wednesday he was never instructed to change a security clearance determination by anyone at the White House, a source familiar with his closed-door interview said. Carl Kline spoke with investigators after days of conflict over whether he would appear....
(CNN)Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido made his boldest attempt yet to seize power from embattled President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday morning, announcing an uprisingalongside a group of soldiers in the capital Caracas. His call brought protesters to the city's La Carlota military airbase, where there were confrontations between Guaido's military supporters and Maduro regime loyalists under a cloud...
Tokyo (CNN)Japan's new emperor, Naruhito, has formally ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne, replacing his father, Akihito, who had abdicated a day earlier. The sun came out for a morning ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Wednesday, as Naruhito became the 126th Emperor of Japan, the latest in an unbroken line that stretches back 14 centuries.
(CNN)Attorney General William Barr did two strange things between the time he received special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and when he released it to Congress and the public. The first came on March 24 when, two days after receiving the Mueller report, Barr released a four-page summary letter in which he made...
Tokyo (CNN)Japan’s 85-year-old monarch was born the son of a deity, but he’s retiring as the people’s Emperor. On Tuesday, Emperor Akihito will abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne — the oldest continuoushereditary monarchy in the world — becoming the first Japanese monarch in modern history to do so. His son, Crown Prince Naruhito, 59, will...
(CNN)Indonesia plans to move its capital city from Jakarta, according to the country’s planning minister. Indonesia’s Minister of National Development and Planning Board Chief, Bambang Brodjonegoro, said President Joko Widodo favored a plan to relocate the capital from Jakarta to outside of Java Island, according to CNN Indonesia, but that the government has not...

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