US, Cuba to normalize relations  The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday.

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16 wildfires rage in California

Updated: Monday, August 4, 2014
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CALIFORNIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Two wildfires burning several acres about eight-miles apart in northeast California are the focus of state and federal firefighters.

The two are just part of 14 other wildfires burning in the state.

They started within a day of each other in the Lassen National Forest and have expanded into private property, scorching at nearly 58,000 acres.

One of the blazes has destroyed eight homes and forced the evacuation of a small nursing home.

Three small neighboring communities in Shasta County were also asked to leave Saturday night.



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