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President Obama with Cuban President Raul Castro during their historic meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City. The Obama administration announced Tuesday it will remove Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

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Cuba removed from US terror list

Secretary of State John Kerry has signed an order removing Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist as part of the process of normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.

On the California shore, sizing up female marines' combat readiness


The Marines are conducting a yearlong experiment aimed at settling whether women can handle the punishing world of ground combat.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in Jerusalem on May 19.

Amid corruption scandal, FIFA will hold presidential election

The Swiss Joseph "Sepp" Blatter, who has been FIFA's chief since 1998, is expected to win despite the recent arrests of leading officials. The U.S., England and others said they won't support Blatter.

Why a journalist scammed the media into spreading bad chocolate science

A lot of junk nutrition science gets reported in the media. It's a big problem. But did a science journalist's elaborate hoax to expose the crisis go too far?

Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding

Officials have warned about the possibility of more flooding from rain-swollen rivers as the week goes on. This has been the wettest month on record for the state.

Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

A Pentagon spokesman said the suspected live anthrax samples were shipped to government and commercial laboratories.

Women fight their way through Army's grueling Ranger School

Two years after the Defense Department lifted the ban on women serving in combat units, the Army is allowing women to go through the training program for soldiers who aspire to be infantry leaders.

Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides.

Hackers stole data from more than 100,000 taxpayers, IRS says

The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.

Iranian court begins espionage trial of Washington Post reporter

Iran's state news agency says Jason Rezaian, 39, "is accused of espionage for the US government and activity against the Islamic Republic of Iran."

At least 5 dead as storms, flooding ravage Texas, Oklahoma

From Houston to Dallas and into Oklahoma torrential rains led to violent floods that killed at least five people and also left 12 others missing in Texas. More rain is in the forecast.

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms.

Hundreds of taxi drivers march in Mexico against Uber

Hundreds of taxi drivers marched through Mexico City Monday chanting "Uber Out!" and demanding city authorities ban the online ride service.

On Memorial Day, Obama honors sacrifices of service members

The president called Arlington National Cemetery "more than a final resting place for fallen heroes." It is, he said, "a reflection of America itself."

Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill 2; 100s of homes gone

Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of Texas and the Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

'It's for you to know that you forgive,' says Holocaust survivor

Eva Kor, who was held at Auschwitz and recently testified against former Nazi guard Oskar Groening, says that when a victim chooses to forgive, they take the power back from their tormentors.