Obama Announces Embassy Deal With Cuba

July 1, 2015 3:00 PM

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President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba have struck a deal to open embassies in each other's capitals and re-establish diplomatic relations between them for the first time in half a century.

The president announced in December that the United States was ending an "outdated approach" of isolating Cuba, and in May the United States dropped Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

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