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The stunning testimony came from a Colombian trafficker who once served as Guzman's secretary
A former close personal aide to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified Tuesday that the drug kingpin once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
El Chapo's 'right-hand, left-hand man' describes the boss' covert jungle hideouts
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's life hiding from authorities in the mountains of northwest Mexico was filled with military grade weapons and constant worry over being captured.
Mexico's most dangerous drug cartels
CNN's Polo Sandoval explains the brutal, dangerous and bloody inner workings of the drug cartels in Mexico.
Traffickers at the El Chapo trial say drugs aren't smuggled through open parts of the border
Most drugs are smuggled into the United States onboard fishing boats, trains, tractor-trailers and ordinary cars that come into the country at legal ports of entry, according to former cartel members who've testified in the trial of notorious cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
Mexico: Tunnel found crossing into Arizona
Authorities in Mexico have released video of a tunnel that they say runs from Mexico to Arizona. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.
Inside El Chapo's secret cartel communications system
For years, members of the Sinaloa Cartel were able to talk to each other about executions, drug trafficking and corrupt cops who were on their side by using a custom, encrypted communications platform that they hoped would help them evade authorities.
'El Chapo' Guzman trial: With a nod and smile, former associate describes $1M-plus corruption budget
The former Mexican drug trafficker greeted alleged kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman with a nod and a smile on Thursday before revealing that the Sinaloa cartel maintained a corruption budget of more than $1 million per month.
White non-college Americans move away from Trump during shutdown
During the longest government shutdown in US history, President Donald Trump has been losing support among those who may be his strongest supporters -- white Americans who don't have college degrees.
GOP lawmakers in 2 states want to spend state funds on Trump's border wall
A Republican Montana state senator and Republican delegates from West Virginia plan to introduce measures to allocate state funds to help build President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the southern US border.
Democrats decline White House meeting on shutdown: 'It's kind of a mess'
The White House sent invitations to a bipartisan group of lawmakers for a meeting Tuesday afternoon aimed at finding a solution to ending the government shutdown -- now in its 25th day as the longest in US history -- but no Democrats are expected to attend.
GOPer: With a wildly flailing president, it's up to Congress to end the shutdown
With this government shutdown now the longest in American history, it's time to bring it to an end.
Senator enters 2020 race on Colbert
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has entered the 2020 presidential race. Here's a look back at her political career.
Mueller confirms Kilimnik a focus of grand jury investigation
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort spoke to a federal grand jury last fall about his communications with Konstantin Kilimnik, including regarding an in-person meeting with the Russian associate and an email with him, special counsel Robert Mueller revealed Tuesday.
Senate Republicans break with Trump on Russia sanctions
In a rebuke to the Trump administration on Russia, 11 Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to advance a measure Tuesday that would stop the Treasury Department from relaxing sanctions on three Russian companies with ties to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin ally.
Barr pledges 'transparency' on Mueller report, but questions and loopholes remain
Attorney General nominee William Barr promised Tuesday that he would "provide as much transparency as I can" regarding final reports about the Russia investigation.
Trump's joke about Melania called 'sexist'
During the Clemson Tigers' visit to the White House after their College Football National Championship win, President Donald Trump joked about personally buying hamburgers for the players instead of having his wife, Melania Trump, make them salads.
Monumental defeat for Brexit sparks chaos
Theresa May's Brexit deal has been crushed by a record margin as British lawmakers rejected it by 432 votes to 202.
Analysis: What happens now with Brexit?
Tuesday's vote in the UK's House of Commons was supposed to finally provide some clarity on Brexit. In reality, it told us very little -- beyond two uncomfortable truths.
Self-styled 'sex coach' who offered to trade info on US election pleads guilty
The prostitution trial of a self-described "sex coach" who claims to have insider knowledge of Moscow's attempts to meddle in the US elections ended abruptly on Tuesday after she unexpectedly pleaded guilty.
Hero pilot surprises passengers he saved
Ten years after US Airways Flight 1549 was forced to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River, passengers on board the flight reunited to celebrate the past decade of life.
Colorado home where Chris Watts killed his family is up for auction
Chris Watts' multilevel Colorado home is being foreclosed and put up for auction -- for any buyers willing to look past its tragic history.
Opinion: A Latino taking his job would be a nightmare for Trump
It may be Donald Trump's nightmare: a Latino is trying to take his job.
At least 11 dead in Nairobi hotel complex attack
Multiple law enforcement agencies including an anti-terror unit were responding to a shooting at a hotel in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Tuesday, a police spokesman told local news outlets.
Teen granted asylum in Canada speaks out
The Saudi teenager who fled her family and was granted asylum in Canada said Tuesday that she was fortunate to have escaped.
Analysis: Trump's epic fast food picture is perfectly Trumpian
On Monday night, President Donald Trump hosted the Clemson University football team at the White House to celebrate the team's victory in the national college playoffs. Because of the government shutdown, Trump decided to pay, out of pocket, for a boatload worth of fast food to feed the players. And just before the team arrived, this photo was taken.
Twitter feasts on Trump's burger typo
CNN's Jeanne Moos decodes President Trump's typo in a tweet in which he declared he purchased a fast food buffet for Clemson University's football team.
It took this family 246 days to reunite
The 12-year-old wore a pink Disney princess backpack that said, "We Can Do ANYTHING," as she hugged her mom for the first time in eight months.
Morgan Stanley: A market storm is brewing
Enjoy the market calm for now. Morgan Stanley thinks another storm is coming.
Gymnast's routine stuns social media
University of California, Los Angeles, freshman gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's routine went viral on social media after she earned a perfect ten.
Gillette ad wants men to be better. Not all agree.
Gillette's newest advertisement isn't about shaving, or beards or personal hygiene.
Analysis: Catholics are losing faith in their church. D.C.'s Cardinal Wuerl isn't helping
Last summer, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington twice denied hearing any accusations about sexual misconduct by his predecessor, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
3 children die after climbing into freezer
Three children who were playing outside climbed into an unplugged chest freezer and died after the lid closed and they were unable to get out, a sheriff in northern Florida said.
Trump deletes tweet after geography gaffe
President Trump removed a tweet where he confused a speaking engagement in Louisiana with one in Tennessee, but he is not the first high-profile person to get their geography mixed up. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
NFL stars who could be cut this offseason
Is 15-year star QB a Hall of Famer?
Meghan Markle gives surprise hint about baby
During a visit to the town of Birkenhead, England, the Duchess of Sussex told the crowd when she's due to give birth to her first child.
Ford unveils its most powerful Mustang yet
Ford unveiled the most powerful factory-produced Mustang the company has ever made at the Detroit Auto Show Monday. The new Shelby GT500 has a supercharged V8 engine that will produce more than 700 horsepower.
Interior brings back employees to work on oil-drilling land sales
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is bringing back employees who were furloughed to work on sales of land for oil and gas drilling purposes in the Gulf of Mexico, according to an updated Department of Interior shutdown plan.
Judge denies requests for pay from workers affected by shutdown
A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request from a federal employees union to require the government to pay air traffic controllers who are currently working without pay during the partial government shutdown.
How everyday people are helping federal workers
Sean Gilliam was scrolling through his Facebook feed after putting his kids to bed when he saw friend after friend fretting over the government shutdown, "anxious about how to keep a roof over their heads or food on the table for their kids."
IRS orders furloughed workers back, without pay
The Internal Revenue Service is bringing back tens of thousands of additional federal employees with less than two weeks before tax filing season begins.
Where can't you travel during the shutdown?
Some National Park Service sites are open but others are partially or fully closed. Many DC museums are off limits while others are open. Here's a guide.
Netflix is raising its subscription prices
Netflix is raising prices in the United States as the streaming service invests heavily in new programs.
Australia wants you to stop taking wombat selfies
Australia is home to some of the world's creepiest creatures (drop bears, anyone?), but it's also home to some of the cutest.
Justin Trudeau doppelganger spotted in Afghan talent show
A contestant in an Afghan talent show has shot to fame thanks to his resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but admitted he had never heard of the politician.
Jenner claps back after Instagram dethroning
A stock photo of an egg beat Kylie Jenner for most likes on Instagram.
Police saw one car on the way to her home She was in the trunk.
There were screams in the background of the 911 call, so three deputies with the Barron County Sheriff's Department rushed to the Closs family home just after midnight on October 15.
Drought woes? This tech can literally make it rain
Don't call them the weather gods, but this company can actually make it rain.
DNA technology is helping police solve cold cases
In the summer of 2017, hikers found skeletal remains on the side of a highway outside of Baltimore.
This step doubles the shelf life of fruits and veggies
One company is doubling the shelf-life of avocados, citrus and other produce by taking a chemical-free cue from nature.
The shutdown is locking me out of the American Dream
As a high school special education teacher with a master's degree, I make $42,000 a year in my local district. For a single person where I live, that is a decent salary -- as long as you are not planning on buying a home.
The dirty truth about this DNA scientist's racism
90-year-old Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson is not alone in his racist thinking. In a recent PBS film, Watson alleges that, because of genes, white and black people have different intellectual capacities. You can guess who he thinks is dumber.
MLK would be 90 today. Heed his message
The upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday takes on added significance this year, on what would have been a special birthday for the iconic civil rights leader. On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 90 years old.
Barr's reassurances leave a lot of wiggle room
In his written testimony, attorney general nominee William Barr refers to special counsel Robert Mueller and states that if he is confirmed, he "will not permit partisan politics, personal interests, or any other improper consideration to interfere with this or any other investigation." He writes: "I will follow the Special Counsel regulations scrupulously and in good faith, and on my watch, Bob will be allowed to complete his work."
How to keep AI from turning into the Terminator
Artificial intelligence (AI) has long occupied an outsized role in our collective imagination, in everything from pulp science fiction novels to James Cameron blockbusters. When AI is the antagonist, it is corporeal and impossible to overlook, like the Terminator. Even in the real world, discussions about rogue technology tend to focus on the overt and dramatic, such as Elon Musk's exhortations on Twitter that the dangers of AI rival the dangers of nuclear weapons.
How to save 20% on your mortgage payments
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Save 35%: Valentine's Myrtle Beach hotel packages
'West Side Story' remake finds its Maria
Take heart high school musical theater geeks as dreams do come true.
'Family Guy' phasing out gay jokes
It was a joke on the show, but now "Family Guy" producers say they aren't joking.
Michelle Yeoh beams up for 'Star Trek' spinoff
"Star Trek" continues to beam up new commitments from CBS All Access, with the network's streaming service confirming it's developing a spinoff series that would star Michelle Yeoh as a character introduced in "Star Trek: Discovery."
Miley Cyrus pays tribute to Liam Hemsworth
Newly wed Miley Cyrus shared a love letter to husband Liam Hemsworth in honor of his birthday.
The #MeToo fight is just beginning
Hollywood's attempt to deal with sexual misconduct seemed to be entering a new phase in the first few days of 2019.
Facebook to invest $300 million in journalism programs
Facebook says it is making by far its biggest investment yet into struggling sectors of the news industry.
Alibaba's 'City Brain' is nixing traffic jams
Traffic used to be a frequent headache for residents in Hangzhou, the eastern Chinese city that's home to Alibaba.
Gadgets of the future know everything wrong with you
After three hours wandering through endless aisles of gadgets at CES, the world's largest consumer technology conference, the products start to blend together. Was this automated cat litter cleaner the same one we saw 20 minutes ago? How many internet-connected locks can the world possibly need?
This tech is transforming business travel
If you travel for business, you've likely interacted with artificial intelligence (AI).
Steve King removed from committee assignments following racist comments
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sharply condemned Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, the highest ranking GOP official to publicly rebuke King over comments he made to The New York Times that were sympathetic to white supremacists.
82 (and counting) very real direct effects of the partial government shutdown
Here is a list from CNN reporting and other news outlets of the ways, large and small, that the partial government shutdown is affecting Americans nationwide.
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