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The United States and Cuba on Wednesday plan to officially seal the renewal of diplomatic ties by announcing the opening of embassies in Washington and Havana for the first time in more than a half century, two administration officials say.

The United States officially removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terror earlier in June, eliminating a stumbling block in the diplomatic renewal.

The re-establishing of embassies is a final step in the full diplomatic thaw President Barack Obama initiated in December. Since then, the United States has loosened some travel restrictions to Cuba and expanded economic ties.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry inspects an honor guard upon his arrival at the Seoul Military Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Sunday, May 17, 2015. As Kerry wrapped up a visit to China on Sunday, both sides stressed the importance of dialogue to resolve competing claims in the waterway. But neither showed any sign of giving ground over Chinese land reclamation projects that have alarmed the United States and China's smaller neighbors. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry inspects an honor guard upon his arrival at the Seoul Military Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Sunday, May 17, 2015. As Kerry wrapped up a visit to China on Sunday, both sides stressed the importance of dialogue to resolve competing claims in the waterway. But neither showed any sign of giving ground over Chinese land reclamation projects that have alarmed the United States and China’s smaller neighbors. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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The U.S. House approved a bill that would give Congress the ability to review an emerging nuclear deal with Iran.

Republican leaders in the House brought the measure to a vote despite pleas from conservative members demanding changes.

The bill, which was passed by the Senate last week 98-1, now goes to the President for his signature.

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Members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government
The state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan secretly funded an all-expenses-paid trip to a conference in 2013 for 10 members of Congress and 32 staff members, according to a confidential ethics report obtained by The Washington Post. Lawmakers and their staff members received hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of travel expenses, silk scarves, crystal tea sets and Azerbaijani rugs valued at $2,500 to $10,000, according to the ethics report. MORE