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June 6th, 2013
01:55 PM ET

Fmr. GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman displays Chinese skills

Watch former Republican presidential candidate, and former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman wish CNN "The Lead" good luck and success in Mandarin Chinese.

Huntsman learned Chinese and served as a Mormon missionary in Taiwan during college. In the late 1980s, Huntsman moved to Taiwan to serve as vice president for Huntsman Pacific Chemical.

Huntsman was later unanimously confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to China in 2009. He was based in Beijing until 2011, when he resigned the post to return to the U.S., and run in the Republican presidential primaries.

Watch CNN's "The Lead" at 4 p.m. ET Friday, June 7, for our full interview with Former Gov. Jon Huntsman.

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June 6th, 2013
09:57 AM ET

Hashtag you're it: Secret private government emails

On Wednesday we asked you for your best invented secret private e-mail address for an Obama administration official, following reports that some political appointees were using secret e-mail accounts to conduct government work. The White House has denied this is the case, saying the e-mail addresses are simply "private" - not secret.

Thanks to all tweeps who played, and a shout out to the two who made air @whereishawkins tweeted, "in honor of Jake [sic] Lew, 0000000000@treasury.gov" - referring to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's loopty loop signature. And @chewbympm sent in "CantFindReceipts@irs.gov"

https://twitter.com/whereishawkins/status/342357344086286336


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