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Diplomatic Relations Restored As U.S. Embassy Reopens In Havana

Cubans came to the U.S. Interests Section in Havana on Monday to witness the moment it transformed to an embassy, in a move that restored full diplomatic ties between the two countries.
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Cuban Embassy Reopens In Washington, D.C., After More Than 50 Years

The Cuban Interests Section in Washington, D.C., became a full-fledged embassy on Monday, marking a major turning point in diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S.
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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Makes First U.S. Visit

President Obama met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House Monday. The two leaders discussed security, Nigeria's economy and battling corruption in its government.
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Ash Carter Visits Israel To Ease Concerns Over Iran Nuclear Deal

With U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visiting their country, Israelis are grappling with how to respond to the nuclear deal with Iran. And it's not all about opposing the agreement.
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Look Out, Potholes! This 67-Year-Old Retiree Is Out To Fill You

Gandgadhara Tilak Katnam is an ordinary guy with an extraordinary mission: getting rid of India's killer potholes.
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Greek Banks Reopen With Limits Still In Place

Also today, Greeks were greeted by higher prices on basic goods because of a eurozone-imposed sales tax of between 13 and 23 percent.
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Intelligent Life In Our Galaxy? Stephen Hawking Says 'We Must Know'

Hawking's project will explore over 10 times more sky than previous programs.
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New Global Goals for Fighting Poverty, Disease, Inequality

It's been 15 years since world leaders enunciated a set of goals designed to fight poverty, disease and inequality across the world. The so-called "Millennium Development Goals" preceded an international aid effort that's winding down this year as parties consider a new set of aspirations for tackling the same challenges. We explore what's at stake in the crafting of the "Sustainable Development Goals" and how they're shaping conversations about global aid around the world and in Washington.

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A Deadly Shooting In Tennessee And The Threat Of Domestic Terrorism

As investigators look into the motives and connections of the Kuwaiti-born U.S. citizen who attacked two military centers in Tennessee, we hear the latest on the deadly shooting and the threat of domestic terrorism.

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For The Rubik's Cube World Champ, 6 Seconds Is Plenty Of Time

Competition was fierce at the Rubik's Cube world championship in Brazil. There was a 4-year-old and a category for those who do it with their feet. The overall winner needed less than 6 seconds.

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