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FILE - In this July 15, 2015 file photo, a worker the removes Cuban Interests Section sign in Washington, just days prior to the building being accredited as the Cuban Embassy. Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag is set to fly Monday, July 20, outside the country's diplomatic mission in the United States for the first time since the countries severed ties in 1961. (AP Photo/Bill Gorman, File)
FILE - In this July 15, 2015 file photo, a worker the removes Cuban Interests Section sign in Washington, just days prior to the building being accredited as the Cuban Embassy. Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag is set to fly Monday, July 20, outside the country's diplomatic mission in the United States for the first time since the countries severed ties in 1961. (AP Photo/Bill Gorman, File)
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US, Cuba restore full diplomatic ties after 5 decades

WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than a half century of Cold War and lingering enmity came to an abrupt but quiet end on Monday as the United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations.

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AP Photo/Alan Diaz
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Tens of thousands fear deportation as US-Cuba relations thaw

With the United States and Cuba inching closer to fully restoring diplomatic ties, including re-opening embassies for the first time in 54 years, the future is murky for tens of thousands of Cuban immigrants who have been ordered by immigration authorities to leave the country.

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The chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba Jeffrey DeLaurentis, left, and Cuba's Interim Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
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Top Republican doubts Senate will confirm ambassador to Cuba

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve an American ambassador to Cuba, dishing out a quick rebuff to President Barack Obama and his drive to normalize relations with the U.S. neighbor and longtime Cold War foe.

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Obama US embassy in Havana marks ‘new chapter’ in Cuba tie

President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, a major step in ending hostilities between the Cold War foes, a senior administration official said.

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A security guard stands outside the U.S. Interests Section compound in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 22, 2015.(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
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US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement

The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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Obama says Cuba has agreed to address cases of US fugitives

Cuba has agreed to work on resolving the cases of U.S. fugitives harboring from justice on the island as part of the effort to normalize relations between the two nations, President Barack Obama told lawmakers as he made the case for removing the former Cold War foe from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

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Cuba removed from terror list – Does it concern you? – Poll

President Obama removed Cuba from the list of state sponsor's of terrorism, and as usual, no one can agree whether this is a good move.

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President Barack Obama with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller prior to their bilateral meeting in Kingston Thursday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller prior to their bilateral meeting in Kingston Thursday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Cuba and terror list – Obama says decision is near on a change

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that he will soon decide whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism now that the State Department has finished a review on the question as part of the move to reopen diplomatic relations with the island nation.

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Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson testifies in Washington, Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson testifies in Washington, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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US won’t return Guantanamo to improve ties with Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Wednesday ruled out handing over the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, rejecting a central demand of Cuban President Raul Castro for restoring normal relations between the two countries.

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A tourist takes pictures from a double decker sightseeing bus as she passes the U.S. Interests Section building in Havana, Cuba Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
A tourist takes pictures from a double decker sightseeing bus as she passes the U.S. Interests Section building in Havana, Cuba Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
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VOTE: Would you travel to Cuba?

The idea of Cuba becoming a travel destination may become a reality.

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