U.S., Cuba make historic move to ease Cold War stance

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In addition to reopening the embassy in Havana, the administration plans on relaxing trade and financial restrictions and reviewing Cuba’s status as a state sponsor of terrorism.

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    Guantanamo and beyond: How the U.S. military could change in Cuba (and not)

    A massive shift in U.S.-Cuban relations raises the question how the Pentagon may alter its military operations in the island nation -- or not.

    Freed U.S. spy, never before disclosed, was vital asset

    Freed U.S. spy, never before disclosed, was vital asset

    The White House said the Cuban-born spy helped unravel several long-running Cuban espionage operations.

    Fact sheet: The Obama administration’s new policies toward Cuba

    Fact sheet: The Obama administration’s new policies toward Cuba

    The White House provided a guide to its updated approach toward Cuba.

    Marine veteran Amir Hekmati, held in Iran, is launching a hunger strike

    Marine veteran Amir Hekmati, held in Iran, is launching a hunger strike

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    Jesse Ventura sues HarperCollins over Chris Kyle’s ‘American Sniper’

    Jesse Ventura sues HarperCollins over Chris Kyle’s ‘American Sniper’

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    NSA Secrets

    FILE - This June 6, 213 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The NSA has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the intelligence agency broad new powers in 2008, The Washington Post reports. In one case, telephone calls from Washington were intercepted when the city's area code was confused with the dialing code for Egypt.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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    Most Americans say torture of suspected terrorists can be justified

    In a Post-ABC poll, 49 percent said the CIA’s treatment of suspected terrorists amounted to torture.

    Tech, media firms back Microsoft in privacy case

    Tech, media firms back Microsoft in privacy case

    A range of companies filed briefs backing Microsoft’s effort to resist a warrant for data held overseas.

    Al-Qaeda faction in Syria claims to have U.S.-supplied anti-tank weapon

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    Sydney siege suspect Man Haron Monis’s history of hating the troops

    Sydney siege suspect Man Haron Monis’s history of hating the troops

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