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Biden will approach his first face-to-face summit with his Russian counterpart with one of the longest foreign policy résumés of an American leader in recent history
President Joe Biden will approach his first face-to-face summit with his Russian counterpart on Wednesday with one of the longest foreign policy résumés of an American leader in recent history. Biden's experience with Russian affairs spans more than 38 of his years in federal public office under seven US presidents other than himself. He has met with at least three Soviet leaders and two Russian presidents.
Here's what to expect at Biden and Putin's summit
Analysis: Biden's showdown with Putin echoes of the past
Joe Biden's showdown with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Wednesday is one of the most critical summits of recent times, and not just because relations between the two nations -- which together own 90% of the world's nuclear weapons -- have plummeted to post-Cold War lows.
Fiona Hill reflects on 'terrible spectacle' of Trump-Putin summit
Fiona Hill, once then-President Donald Trump's top Russia adviser, said Tuesday evening that she was so alarmed during Trump's 2018 press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin that she had looked for a fire alarm to pull and considered faking a medical emergency.
'Mortifying and humiliating for the country': Fiona Hill recalls 2018 summit
Fiona Hill, former President Trump's top Russia adviser, talks to CNN's Don Lemon about the summit with Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, in 2018.
Biden puts decades of experience to the test in high-stakes meeting with Putin
President Joe Biden convenes the highest-stakes talks of his long career Wednesday when he joins Russia's Vladimir Putin for a summit, an encounter set to test his decades of experience on the world stage and lay down an early marker of his diplomatic skills.
Opinion: Biden's historic opportunity with Putin
Over the past several weeks, many Americans have become intimately familiar with the national security threat of ransomware. The Colonial Pipeline hack knocked out a major pipeline that supplies fuel to nearly half of the East Coast, sparking panic-buying across the country, and the JBS hack brought down the world's largest meat supplier, driving up meat prices.
Biden rarely has nice things to say about Putin
In 2011, then-Vice President Joe Biden and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin hoped for cooperation between their two countries. A decade later their relationship has deteriorated.
Proud Boys descended into dysfunction after arrests, messages show
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Israeli military launches airstrikes in Gaza in response to incendiary balloons launched from the coastal enclave
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Moderates win the day in close vote over Southern Baptist presidency
Alabama pastor Ed Litton will be the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention following a narrow election win Tuesday -- a victory for the more moderate establishment against a conservative insurgency in an ongoing fight within the nation's largest Protestant denomination.
Taiwan reports largest daily incursion yet by Chinese air force
Twenty-eight Chinese military planes flew into Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZ) Tuesday -- the largest incursion since the self-ruled island began regularly reporting such actions last year, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Defense.
Senate unanimously passes bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday
The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
'You are being evasive': Questioning of FBI director gets contentious
• Analysis: The scandal over Trump's leak investigations keeps getting worse
'We are not weak': Navy's highest-ranking officer fires back at Republican critics
The US Navy's highest-ranking officer pushed back strongly against what he called efforts by two Republican congressmen to portray the US military as "weak" and "woke" in a hearing on Tuesday.
NYT: Trump finance chief could faces charges as early as this summer
The New York attorney general's office is conducting a criminal tax investigation into top Trump Organization officer Allen Weisselberg and he could faces charges as early as this summer, according to the New York Times.
Opinion: We're beginning to see the real Kamala Harris
A few weeks ago, a meeting was not going well. My business partner had just shut down a room of wealthy, powerful White men. No easy feat.
Britain's Metropolitan Police to review UK allegations against Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell
Britain's Metropolitan Police has confirmed it will "review" allegations against Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell brought to light in a new investigation by London-based Channel 4 News.
Two of the largest US states are dropping most of their Covid restrictions
Tuesday brought reopenings in two of the largest states with New York reaching an important vaccine milestone and joining California in dropping most of its Covid-19 restrictions.
Rep. Stewart makes false claim about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) falsely told CNN's Chris Cuomo he voted to removed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from House committees.
Pakistan police allegedly detain restaurant staff after being refused free burgers
An entire crew of workers at a fast food restaurant in Pakistan were allegedly detained on the weekend after refusing police officers' demands for free burgers, according to a statement from the company.
Opinion: Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'apology' only shows how dangerous she really is
You know there's something deeply wrong with American conservatism when a Republican member of Congress has to go to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and hold a news conference to admit it's "offensive" to compare Capitol Hill mask-wearing rules to the Holocaust.
CNN journalists have seen a lot. But 2020 was a year of firsts
Brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is acquitted of murder charges from 2018 shooting
MacKenzie Scott is giving away another $2.74 billion
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Video of brazen theft highlights a big problem in San Francisco
A reporter captured cell phone video of a brazen theft at a San Francisco Walgreens. CNN affiliate KGO reports.
Six people injured after a boat explodes at Lake of the Ozarks
Six people, including three children, were injured when a boat exploded on the Lake of the Ozarks Tuesday, officials said.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are 'discreet' for a reason
We don't know much about Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for a reason.
'Gone Girl' actress dies after hit-and-run
Actress Lisa Banes, who appeared in numerous television series and films like "Gone Girl," died Monday after suffering injuries sustained from being hit by a scooter in New York City earlier this month, the NYPD and a law enforcement official told CNN Tuesday.
Pilot captures stunning video of landspout
A glider pilot got up close and personal with a twister. CNN's Jeanne Moos puts her spin on the amazing video.
The film that made Meryl Streep give up method acting
During a video call with the cast of "The Devil Wears Prada," Meryl Streep shared that she was depressed during shooting after using method acting for the iconic role.
Jessica Biel didn't mean to have 'a secret Covid baby'
It's not like Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake set out to keep their second child a secret.
Electric grid operator asks Texans to stop blasting AC as unplanned outages and heat wave collide
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the organization that operates much of the Lone Star State's electric grid, issued a warning Monday about its grid and asked residents to conserve as much energy as possible until Friday.
Wildfire smoke stopped Phoenix from breaking record high of 115 degrees
Nevada and Arizona are looking at breaking all-time state record highs this week, but Phoenix was only able to tie its record Tuesday because of wildfire smoke.
The tropical Atlantic is waking up
There are several areas to watch in the Atlantic as Tropical Storm Bill moves away from the US East Coast and another disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico aims to bring more drenching rains to the central US Gulf Coast later this week.
This interactive map shows wildfires active in the last 15 days
Arizona communities asked to evacuate after Telegraph Fire jumps the containment line
Three communities in Arizona have been asked to evacuate after a fire that crews have been working for days to contain jumped the containment line.
Watch astronauts give the International Space Station a power boost
The International Space Station is about to get a powerful upgrade.
A new chapter in space begins. See what's next
Billionaire Jeff Bezos announces he's traveling to space, a "flight to nowhere" sells out in minutes and technology shows us the closest simulation to how a star is formed. See space's next chapter.
Government UFO report is the product of years of military infighting
Members of the House Intelligence Committee will receive a classified briefing on Wednesday morning on one of the most controversial topics circulating in Washington today: UFOs.
China to send first astronauts to new space station on longest crewed mission to date
A rocket carrying three veteran astronauts bound for China's orbiting space station module will launch from the Gobi Desert in the country's north in just over 24 hours, China's space agency announced Wednesday.
This swarm of robots gets smarter the more it works
In a Hong Kong warehouse, a swarm of autonomous robots works 24/7. They're not just working hard, they're working smart; as they operate, they get better at their job.
Olympic volunteers wanted to help at the Games. They didn't sign up for Covid
When the Tokyo Olympics put out a call for volunteers, Nima Esnaashari signed up along with thousands of others in Japan eager to soak up the atmosphere of the world's biggest sporting event.
How the last Australian convict ship ended up in a small New Zealand town
The storm that struck the Edwin Fox on February 1873 might sound dramatic.
An Olympic hopeful was banned after testing positive for a steroid. She's blaming a burrito
Olympic runner Shelby Houlihan said she has been banned from the sport for four years following a positive test for anabolic steroids that she attributes to eating a pork burrito.
160-year-old corporate giant is getting a serious makeover
A once-in-century pandemic. Political polarization. The fight for social justice. An existential climate crisis. The modern CEO faces a minefield of vexing challenges every day.
A key inflation indicator just recorded its biggest jump on record
Another key inflation indicator flashed a warning sign in May: Producer prices jumped a record amount last month.
IKEA fined $1 million for spying on workers in France
A French court has ordered IKEA to pay a €1 million ($1.2 million) fine after finding the Swedish retailer guilty of improperly using employee data.
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New emails reveal a Trump White House gone mad
The newly-revealed series of emails sent by former President Donald Trump's senior advisers after Trump's 2020 election loss to top Justice Department officials are stark evidence of a White House gone mad.
Biden's breach of royal protocol didn't keep UK visit from success
There is a mystique that surrounds any meeting between the Queen of England and a President of the United States.
Gun violence is an epidemic within the pandemic
In recent months, Americans have received a string of horrific reminders that even as Covid deaths fall, one of our nation's deadliest public health emergencies rages on: gun violence.
US finally has strategy on domestic terrorism
For the first time the United States has a government-wide strategy to counter domestic terrorism. The policy, which the Biden administration rolled out on Tuesday, is long overdue.
Gun owners should cover the cost of gun violence
In my city, a mass shooting took the lives of nine people at a transit rail yard in May. In the three weeks since, while friends and family have grieved over their devastating loss, San Jose suffered about 15 more episodes of gun violence, according to San Jose Police Department records received by my office.
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