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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, prime minister who made India a nuclear power, dies at 93

He shocked the world in May 1998 with five underground nuclear tests, prompting international sanctions, rattling neighbors and setting off an arms race with archrival Pakistan.

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Trump Revokes Ex-CIA Director’s Security Clearance

The security clearance of a former Central Intelligence Agency director was revoked Wednesday by U.S. President Donald Trump, who said in a statement that John Brennan has been sowing “division and chaos” about his administration. The clearances of other former officials also are under review, including those of former U.S. National Intelligence ...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India, Dies at 93

As India’s leader from 1998 to 2004, Mr. Vajpayee ended a long moratorium on nuclear tests but also eased tensions with Pakistan and built closer ...

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Faith, fury and fear: The story behind one of history's greatest mass migrations

How was a British colony split into the nations of India and Pakistan? And what led to one of the most harrowing events of the 20th century?

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Mystery surrounds Indian man who spent 36 years in Pakistan jail

Gajanand Sharma wandered across the Indian border into Pakistan in 1982. He was arrested and spent the next 36 years in prison.

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Reddit sleuth identifies car part, leading to hit-and-run arrest

Police make an arrest over a fatal hit-and-run after a Reddit sleuth identifies an obscure car part.

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Trump Calls Ex-aide a 'Dog' Who Deserved to Be Fired

U.S. President Donald Trump resumed his attacks Tuesday on a former adviser, Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a "dog" who deserved to be fired. In a Twitter comment, the U.S. leader praised his chief of staff, John Kelly, for dismissing her ...

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US Raises Suspicions About Russia's New Space Weapons

The United States voiced deep suspicion on Tuesday over Russia's pursuit of new space weapons, including a mobile laser system to destroy satellites in space, and the launch of a new inspector satellite which was acting in an "abnormal" way. Russia's pursuit of counterspace capabilities was "disturbing", Yleem D.S. Poblete, U.S. Assistant ...

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Taliban Offensive Exposes Fragile US Hopes for Afghan Peace 

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when some of the current U.S. troops were in diapers. A Taliban ...

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Sacramento police get new training measures after fatal shooting of Stephon Clark

TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters ...

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Report: FBI Fires Agent Who Sent Anti-Trump Texts

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has fired agent Peter Strzok, who had become the target of Republican anger over his text messages disparaging ...

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Trump Assails Ex-aide Omarosa Manigault Newman

U.S. President Donald Trump assailed a former adviser on Monday, calling Omarosa Manigault Newman "Wacky Omarosa," after she disclosed, for the second day in a row on national television, secret tape recordings she made at the White House. Trump, ...

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Security Experts, Trump Allies Alarmed by Omarosa Recordings

Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump's allies and national security experts for secret recordings she made at the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. Manigault Newman said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that she ...

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Bodies of Polish Tourists, Wreckage to Stay on Alaska Peak

A small airplane that crashed in Alaska’s Denali National Park, killing five people on board, will remain on a near-vertical mountainside because of the substantial risk to recovery crews, officials said Friday. The National Park Service announced it will end efforts to recover bodies and wreckage of the K2 Aviation airplane that crashed Aug. 4 ...

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US Cheers South Sudan’s Progress Toward Peace, Expects 'Long Process'

While the Trump administration applauds this week's progress in South Sudan's peace talks, it expects that ending nearly five years of civil war and rebuilding confidence in the eastern African nation's governance will be "a long process," the top ...

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Latina Press Officer Helen Aguirre Ferre Leaves White House

Helen Aguirre Ferre, one of the most prominent Latinos serving in the White House, has left her job as director of media affairs. White House ...

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Army Suspends Discharges of Immigrant Recruits

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship, at least temporarily. A memo shared with The ...

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Chinese Businessman Pleads Guilty of Importing Opioids

A Chinese businessman pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court Tuesday of importing and distributing opioids. Bin Wang operated several companies from a warehouse outside Boston. Federal agents began their investigation in 2016 after a number of fatal opioid overdoses occurred in northeastern Ohio. Undercover agents ordered the drugs through ...

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Asif Ali Zardari Fast Facts

See CNN's Asif Ali Zardari Fast Facts for a look at the life of the former president of Pakistan.

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How will US sanctions actually affect Iran?

The first wave of "snap back" sanctions -- reimposed due to the US departure from the nuclear deal -- will hit Iran's vulnerable economy harder than many are anticipating.

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Pervez Musharraf Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts on Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan.

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Ankara on Collision Course With Washington Over Iran Sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order Monday to introduce sanctions against Iran threatens to put Washington and Ankara on a collision ...

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Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi to Step Down

PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi, one of the most prominent female CEOs in the world, announced Monday she will step down after leading the giant ...

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New leader of terror-torn Pakistan plans to plant 10 billion trees

The violence-plagued country is one of the most vulnerable in the world to climate change.

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Pompeo Wraps Up Southeast Asia Tour 

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up his Southeast Asia tour. Before leaving Sunday to return to Washington, he met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, telling him the U.S. values its ties with Indonesia, one of the world’s largest democracies. Saturday, the top U.S. diplomat met with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi. ...

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Khan’s victory in Pakistan prompts wave of euphoria — and ripples of skepticism

Even some of his many supporters worry that corruption and other ills may thwart his efforts to bring change.

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Nawaz Sharif Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Nawaz Sharif and learn more about the former Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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