US Takes Cuba Off The Blacklist

The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist. The decision was hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound, and as an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes. Secretary of State John Kerry signed off on rescinding Cuba's "state sponsor of terrorism" designation exactly 45 days after the Obama administration informed Congress of its intent to do so on April 14th. Lawmakers had that amount of time to weigh in and try to block the move, but did not do so.