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Stocks soared Thursday as the Dow closed up 421 points on good news from the Federal Reserve and on oil prices.

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When Fidel Castro sent FDR fan mail

President Barack Obama jolted the long, tumultuous relationship between the United States and Cuba with his decision to normalize relations with a country that has fascinated and vexed Americans since the days of Theodore Roosevelt.

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Amazon unveils one-hour delivery in New York

Amazon now has a solution for some of its customers who can't wait a few hours for delivery.

US airstrikes on ISIS

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U.S. airstrikes kill 3 top ISIS leaders

U.S. airstrikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, a senior U.S. military official tells CNN.

Haji Mutazz was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's deputy in Iraq; Abd al Basit was his military emir in Iraq; and Radwan Talib was his Mosul emir...

Secret Service officer in front of White House

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Report: Secret Service stretched too thin

The Secret Service is stretched "beyond its limits" and needs more training, more staff and a director from outside its ranks -- and the White House needs a better fence -- an independent review has found.

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Tsarnaev makes final appearance before trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a judge Thursday he was satisfied with his defense lawyers at what is expected to be the final public hearing before his death penalty trial begins.

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Defector: North Korea runs vast hacker network

North Korea is one of the world's poorest countries, seen as well behind most everyone when it comes to most technologies and much more.

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Army to launch 'blimp' that detects missiles

The U.S. Army plans to launch two stationary "blimps" at 10,000-feet in the air next week to better protect the Washington D.C. area from cruise missiles and other possible air attacks.

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Activists plan to drop 'Interview' DVDs in North Korea

Sony pulled its controversial film "The Interview" after public threats, but one activist group hopes it can drop copies of the film into North Korea from the sky.

Boko Haram refugees

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Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185

Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said.

Gunmen in pickup trucks attacked the village of Gumsuri, just north of Chibok, on Su...

closeup of former President Jimmy Carter

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Carter: Cuba decision 'long overdue'

Former President Jimmy Carter lauded the decision to normalize diplomatic relations with and ease sanctions imposed on Cuba, steps he said would benefit the Cuban people and not the country's autocratic rulers.

Carter said President Barack Obama's dec...

Steve Carell

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Steve Carell North Korea movie is another casualty of Sony breach

"The Interview" isn't the only movie on North Korea being stifled after the major hack of Sony Pictures.

A Steve Carell film set in North Korea has been scrapped, a source familiar with the project told CNNMoney.

The movie was to be a "paranoid thril...

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GM halts deliveries to Russia

General Motors has halted deliveries of cars to Russia, making it the latest Western company to pull out of the market in the wake of the ruble's plunge.

The plunge in the value of the ruble means that Western companies don't get as much money when th...

National News Slideshows

Ice pancakes baffle experts

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Several strange frozen saucers were found during a recent cold snap on a river in Scotland. Take a look at the unusual images.

What to know: Boko Haram

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Boko Haram has kidnapped another 185 women and children in Nigeria. Learn more about this shocking development and the Islamist group behind it.

Looking back: U.S.-Cuba relations

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Get up to speed on the last five decades of American foreign policy toward Cuba.

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