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ISIS' finance minister has been killed, U.S. defense secretary says

"We are systematically eliminating ISIL's cabinet," U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a press conference Friday.

Belgian authorities detain 6 people in raids across Brussels

The six people were rounded up Thursday night in connection with the attacks this week that killed at least 31 and injured hundreds. On Friday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Brussels.

Sanders' claim America has 'lowest on Earth' voter turnout mostly true

Research on the topic shows the United States does, indeed, rank near the bottom in turnout among developed countries.

American Muslims defy Sen. Ted Cruz's call for surveillance

Muslim communities defied the Republican presidential candidate and defended their commitment to the United States.

Brussels attacks, one day after: What we know

A day after terrorist attacks in Brussels killed at least 30 and wounded at least 230, police continue to search for a suspected accomplice.

What's next for artists in the new Cuba?

The Cuban people have a long, complex history of producing great artists. So what's next for art on the island nation?

LA on alert after bombings rattle Brussels

Two blasts hit the international airport in Brussels; another explosion struck a metro station. Police officials in L.A. say there have been no specific threats to the city.

Primary voters head to the polls in Arizona, Utah, Idaho

Eager to move beyond a divisive primary season, Trump and Clinton seek to pad their delegate lead over their rivals as the 2016 race for the White House moves West.

In Cuba, Obama calls for burying 'last remnant' of Cold War

Obama's address, delivered during his historic visit to Cuba, was carried live on the tightly controlled state television, offering him a rare, unfettered opportunity to speak directly to the country's citizens about his vision.

Obama faces tough balance on historic trip to Cuba

President Obama's message in Cuba is about hope, but there are still deep concerns about human rights and the treatment of dissident voices in the country.

Why you should wear crazy socks, read a poem and plant a tree today

March 21 is the busiest day on the U.N. calendar of international observances. Here's what you need to know.

Obama arrives in Cuba for what he calls a 'historic visit'

With whirlwind trip, president is eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past and forge irreversible ties with America's former adversary.

Marine from Temecula killed by ISIS rocket fire in northern Iraq

Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin died Saturday from wounds suffered in the rocket attack at a coalition base in Makhmur, the U.S. Department of Defense announced. Eight other Marines were injured.

Watch: Obama hams it up with Cuba's best-known comedian

In a direct appeal to the Cuban people's sense of humor, President Barack Obama joked with the country's most famous comedian, Luis Silva, who's known for his biting social commentary.

After reaching out his hand, President Obama will step foot in Cuba

Obama will be the first American president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge arrived on a battleship in 1928.

New Pluto pictures prove this is one mysterious dwarf planet

Last July, the New Horizons spacecraft whizzed past Pluto, and since then scientists have been poring over the data it collected.