Robert Mueller on February 16, 2011, as he testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.<br>James Berglie/Zuma Press/TNS

As he investigates Trump’s aides, special counsel’s record shows surprising flaws

When he was named special counsel in May, Robert Mueller was hailed as the ideal lawman to investigate whether President Donald Trump’s campaign had helped with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But Mueller's record also shows a man of fallible judgment who can be slow to alter his chosen course.

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Senior Ukraine separatist: Rebel chief has resigned

A senior separatist official in eastern Ukraine on Friday announced the resignation of the beleaguered rebel chief in an apparent palace coup, ending a four-day showdown between rivaling factions.

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Report: N. Korea replaces border guards following defection

North Korea appears to have replaced all of its guards at a jointly patrolled border area where a North Korean soldier defected last week under a hail of gunfire, according to South Korean media. Military officials said Friday they could not confirm the report.