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A Cuban and American flag wave from the balcony of the Hotel Saratoga in Havana. President Barack Obama will announce on Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, various reports say. [Associated Press]

U.S. and Cuba reach deal to reopen embassies, re-establish ties

The United States and Cuba have reached a deal to reopen embassies and re-establish diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961, the Washington Post reports. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, who is in Switzerland for the final round of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, …

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Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

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Eurozone to hold teleconference on Greek default, bailout plan

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  1. U.S. and Cuba reach deal to reopen embassies, re-establish ties

    National

    The United States and Cuba have reached a deal to reopen embassies and re-establish diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961, the Washington Post reports.

    A Cuban and American flag wave from the balcony of the Hotel Saratoga in Havana. President Barack Obama will announce on Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, various reports say. [Associated Press]
  2. Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

    Nation

    ALBANY, N.Y. — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled off the daring escape, a state official said Tuesday.

    In a Saturday, June 6, 2015 photo, Clinton Correctional Superintendent Steven Racette, center, listens to Gov. Andrew Cuomo speak during a press conference in Dannemora, N.Y. Officials said Tuesday, June 30, 2015, that Racette and his deputy in charge of security are among 12 more staff who have been put on administrative leave during the investigation into David Sweat and Richard Matt's escape from the maxiumum-security Clinton Correctional Facility. [Gabe Dickens | Associated Press]
  3. Eurozone to hold teleconference on Greek default, bailout plan

    World

    ATHENS, Greece — The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it faces a big repayment to the International Monetary Fund and its bailout program with European creditors is due to expire (all times EDT):

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    People stand in line to use an ATM on Tuesday outside a closed bank branch. [Associated Press]
  4. Poland wants bison to multiply, but others prefer subtraction

    World

    BIALOWIEZA NATIONAL PARK, Poland — The two great, glowering creatures paused from their noisy feeding, silhouetted against the pencil-thin pines on the far side of a meadow, and emitted a couple of steam-train snorts.

    European bison graze at Bialowieza National Park, which holds the largest concentration of the protected creatures in the world, in Poland on May 30. [New York Times]
  5. Seattle's little 'Up' house faces razing after sale falls through (w/video)

    Nation

    SEATTLE — Edith Macefield's tiny house in the old waterfront neighborhood of Ballard — likened by many people to the house in the Disney movie Up, in spirit and architecture — will have to be torn down or hauled away, its owner said on Monday.

    A retail complex was built around Edith Macefield's small home when she  refused to sell to developers almost a decade ago in Seattle. [New York TImes]