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It's 54 years
Cuba on Monday opened its embassy in Washington D.C. for the first time in 54 years. The countries announced in December 2014 that they are working to restore diplomatic relations, and since then the U.S. has taken Cuba off its state sponsors of terrorism list, and President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro held a historic meeting.
The nation counted ballots in “a presidential election that the U.S. and the U.K. said lacked credibility given the political violence and voter intimidation,” according to Bloomberg. Burundi’s current crisis began in April when President Nkurunziza said he would run for a third term, a violation of the state’s constitution.
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It's 420 euros (about $460)
Banks in Greece that were ordered closed in June reopened on Monday, but limits on cash withdrawals remain in place.
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It’s the MTV Video Music Awards
Taylor Swift tweeted Nicki Minaj after she expressed her disappointment that “Anaconda,” which broke video streaming records when it was released last August, wasn’t up for Best Choreography and Video of the Year at this year’s VMAs.
That means six Republicans won’t be able to attend. “Fox News, which is hosting the debate, will winnow the list using an average of the five most recent major national polls,” the New York Times reports.
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It's an Earth-like planet
NASA announced Thursday it has discovered a planet that is a “bigger, older cousin” to our planet, which they called a big step toward finding “Earth 2.0." The planet, called “Kepler-452b,” was found during NASA’s Kepler mission. Scientists say the planet is unique because it is the smallest planet found so far that is both in the so-called “habitable zone” and orbits around a sun that is similar to our own.
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"Jurassic World" has earned $1.522 billion globally, still far behind "Avatar" ($2.79 billion) and "Titanic" ($2.19 billion), according to The Guardian.
Frozen raw tuna used to make sushi was linked to 62 cases of Salmonella in 11 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No deaths have been reported, but 11 people have been hospitalized with the foodborne illness. Most people reported that they had eaten raw tuna in sushi within a week of getting sick.
A group of women’s rights organizations have asked the U.S. president to loosen his administration’s interpretation of an anti-abortion rule related to federal funding in foreign countries. It’s Obama’s first presidential visit to his father’s native country — and the first time a U.S. president has ever gone to Kenya.