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    Myanmar’s Military Clears Itself of Wrongdoing

    Nothing to see here. Myanmar’s army has exonerated itself, denying all allegations of mass rape and killings during an operation that has displaced more than 600,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims since August. The military’s internal investigation contradicts accounts by journalists and independent investigators about burned villages and hundreds of deaths in what the U.N. described as “ethnic cleansing.” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Myanmar tomorrow and is expected to rebuke its military generals over the crisis, on which national leader Aung San Suu Kyi has remained mostly silent.

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