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August is an anxious month for Russia watchers. Whether it was the 1991 coup against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the 1998 financial crisis or the 2008 war with Georgia, August often seems to bring some unexpected confrontation or near-catastrophe. ... read article

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Melania Trump campaigns against cyberbullying as President Donald Trump launches Twitter attacks. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports. ... read article

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Donald Trump has been president for 577 days as of today. One year and seven months, to the day, of what can be described without exaggeration as the least predictable presidency in modern history. And yet, for all the wackiness and whip-sawing of these first 19 months, there's a very credible case to make that the next two-ish weeks are the most critical of Trump's presidency to date -- and will set a course for the remaining years of his presidency that will be very difficult to alter. ... read article

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Pope Francis has acknowledged "with shame and repentance" the Catholic Church's failure to act on allegations of sexual abuse by clerics against minors going back decades, writing "we showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them." ... read article

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"Sang Chol!" 92-year-old Lee Keum-seom exclaimed, as she fell into her long lost son's arms at a holiday resort in North Korea Monday. ... read article