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US, Cuba reach agreement to open embassies

The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries' historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities.

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Indonesia plane crash death toll 141 as search effort ends

Indonesia's air force promised Wednesday to investigate whether the aging transport plane that crashed into a city neighborhood, killing 141 people, was violating rules by carrying non-military passengers who paid for their flights. A local military commander said the search for bodies has ended.

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The GOP has new diversity in NC

If the GOP is the party of old white guys, it is becoming less so. Consider North Carolina’s face in national GOP party circles. Two of the three state’s members of the Republican National Committee are now African-Americans.

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