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1. The United States and Cuba have reached an agreement on reopening embassies and restoring diplomatic ties. The historic deal with be unveiled on Wednesday at 11 in the White House Rose Garden. This news comes six and a half months after President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro first instigated talks. Read more here.

2. The U.S.A. decisively beat No. 1 Germany with a 2-0 victory in the Women's World Cup semi-finals game Tuesday night. The U.S. team will play either Japan or England on Sunday for the title. The team has not won the World Cup since 1999. Read more here.

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USA midfielder Tobin Heath (TOP) vies with Germany's midfielder Tabea Kemme during the semi-final football match between USA and Germany during their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on June 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States runs ahead of Simone Laudehr #6 of Germany in the second half in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: Carli Lloyd of the United States is challenged by Saskia Bartusiak of Germany in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: Fans of the United States celebrate after the USA 2-0 victory against Germany in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: A general view of Olympic Stadium before the United States takes on Germany in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: Alex Morgan #13 of the United States with the ball against Simone Laudehr #6, Annike Krahn #5 and Lena Goessling #20 of Germany in the first half in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: Celia Sasic #13 of Germany reacts after missing a penalty kick against the United States in the second half in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: Julie Johnston #19 of the United States fouls Alexandra Popp #18 of Germany in the box and is called for a penalty in the second half in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: Alexandra Popp #18 of Germany suffers a head injury as she is checked on by Simone Laudehr #6 in the first half against the United States in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: Lena Goessling #20 of Germany with the ball against Meghan Klingenberg #22 of the United States in the first half in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
USA forward Abby Wambach celebrates after winning the semi-final football match between USA and Germany during their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on June 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: Kelley O'Hara and Lauren Holiday of the United States celebrate after the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)
USA defender Julie Johnston (L) and USA midfielder Tobin Heath (2nd-L) after their 2-0 victory over Germany in their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup semi-final match at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on June 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: Fans of the United States celebrate after the USA 2-0 victory against Germany in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: Fans of the United States watch warm-ups before the USA takes on Germany in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
USA midfielder Tobin Heath (L) and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris (R) celebrate winning their semi-final football match against Germany during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on June 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
USA players celebrate after winning the semi-final football match between USA and Germany during their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on June 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30: The United States celebrates the 2-0 victory against Germany in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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3. The now-captured New York State convicts reportedly did a dry run before their escape four weeks ago. Authorities revealed that they had done a practice session the night before actually breaking free. Read more here.

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UNDATED: In this handout from the New York State Police, a progression image of escaped inmate Richard Matt is seen. Matt and fellow inmate David Sweat escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York on June 6, and a manhunt for them is ongoing. The image is intended to show what the inmate would look like after almost two weeks on the run. (Photo by New York State Police via Getty Images)
UNDATED: In this handout from the New York State Police, a progression image of escaped inmate David Sweat is seen. Sweat and fellow inmate Richard Matt escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York on June 6, and a manhunt for them is ongoing. The image is intended to show what the inmate would look like after almost two weeks on the run. (Photo by New York State Police via Getty Images)
PLATTSBURGH, NY - JUNE 15: Joyce Mitchell (L) , a prison worker who allegedly helped two convicts escape from prison, is lead from Plattsburgh Ciy Court after a hearing on June 15, 2015 in Plattsburgh, New York. The convicts, Richard Matt and David Sweat, escaped sometime during the night between June 5 and June 6 from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York and law enforcement are on a multi-state manhunt for their capture. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
PLATTSBURGH, NY - JUNE 15: Joyce Mitchell (L) appears before Judge Buck Rogers in Plattsburgh City Court on June 15, 2015 in Plattsburgh, New York. Mitchell allegedly aided inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat in their escape from Clinton Correctional Facility. They were discovered missing the morning of June 6. (Photo by G.N. Miller - Pool/Getty Images)
DANNERMORA, NY - JUNE 6: In this handout from the New York State Governor's Office, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is shown the escape path where two convicted murderers fled from the Clinton Correctional Facility June 6, 2014 in Dannemora, New York. Police are on a manhunt for Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, who escaped from the maximum security prison June 6, 2015 using power tools and going through a manhole. (Photo by Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office via Getty Images)
DANNERMORA, NY - JUNE 6: In this handout from the New York State Governor's Office, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is shown the escape path where two convicted murderers fled from the Clinton Correctional Facility June 6, 2014 in Dannemora, New York. Police are on a manhunt for Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, who escaped from the maximum security prison June 6, 2015 using power tools and going through a manhole. (Photo by Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office via Getty Images)
DANNERMORA, NY - JUNE 6: In this handout from the New York State Governor's Office, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is shown the escape path where two convicted murderers fled from the Clinton Correctional Facility June 6, 2014 in Dannemora, New York. Police are on a manhunt for Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, who escaped from the maximum security prison June 6, 2015 using power tools and going through a manhole. (Photo by Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office via Getty Images)
DANNERMORA, NY - JUNE 6: In this handout from the New York State Governor's Office, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo walks past jail cells where two convicted murderers fled from the Clinton Correctional Facility June 6, 2014 in Dannemora, New York. Police are on a manhunt for Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, who escaped from the maximum security prison June 6, 2015 using power tools and going through a manhole. (Photo by Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office via Getty Images)
DANNERMORA, NY - JUNE 6: In this handout from the New York State Governor's Office, shoes a note where two convicted murderers used power tools to cut through steel pipes at the Clinton Correctional Facility June 6, 2014 in Dannemora, New York. Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, escaped from the maximum security prison June 6, 2015 using power tools and going through a manhole. (Photo by Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office via Getty Images)
DANNERMORA, NY - JUNE 6: In this handout from the New York State Governor's Office, shows where two convicted murderers escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility June 6, 2014 in Dannemora, New York. Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, escaped from the maximum security prison June 6, 2015 using power tools and going through a manhole. (Photo by Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office via Getty Images)
DANNERMORA, NY - JUNE 6: In this handout from the New York State Governor's Office, shows where two convicted murderers used power tools to cut through steel pipes at the Clinton Correctional Facility June 6, 2014 in Dannemora, New York. Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, escaped from the maximum security prison June 6, 2015 using power tools and going through a manhole. (Photo by Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office via Getty Images)
DANNERMORA, NY - JUNE 6: In this handout from the New York State Governor's Office, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (R) is shown the manhole where two convicted murderers escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility June 6, 2014 in Dannemora, New York. Police are on a manhunt for Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, who escaped from the maximum security prison June 6, 2015 using power tools and going through a manhole. (Photo by Darren McGee/New York State Governor's Office via Getty Images)
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4. Nigeria's Defense Ministry confirms that a businessman has been arrested in connection to the Boko Haram abduction of hundreds of girls last year. Read more here.

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Parents of missing Chibok schoolgirls carry placards on April 14, 2015 to protest the delay in rescuing their daughters as they gather to mark the one-year anniversary of the abduction of 219 schoolgirls by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeastern Nigerian city of Chibok in Borno State. But as the teenagers entered their second year of captivity at the hands of the Islamist militants, Nigeria's incoming president said he could give no guarantees about their safe return. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Parents of missing Chibok schoolgirls gather on April 14, 2015 to mark the one-year anniversary of the abduction of 219 schoolgirls by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeastern Nigerian city of Chibok in Borno State. But as the teenagers entered their second year of captivity at the hands of the Islamist militants, Nigeria's incoming president said he could give no guarantees about their safe return. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Parents of missing Chibok schoolgirls gather on April 14, 2015 to mark the one-year anniversary of the abduction of 219 schoolgirls by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeastern Nigerian city of Chibok in Borno State. But as the teenagers entered their second year of captivity at the hands of the Islamist militants, Nigeria's incoming president said he could give no guarantees about their safe return. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
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5. . Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced they would be calling it quits after 10 years of marriage and 3 kids. The celeb power couple's relationship had been under scrutiny for years, and Affleck famously commented on their marriage during his Oscar's speech for "Argo." Bennifer released a joint statement on Tuesday. Read more here.

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Actor Ben Affleck and wife, actress Jennifer Garner smile at catcher Doug Mirabelli #28 of the Boston Red Sox as they attend the game against the New York Yankees during the game at Fenway Park on October 1, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Actors and husband and wife, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner listen to the national anthem before the Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees on June 2, 2007 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Actress Jennifer Garner (L) and actor/director Ben Affleck, winner of Best Picture for 'Argo', departs the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck attend the Boston Celtics versus the Orlando Magic in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on May 17, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Actor Ben Affleck and actress Jennifer Garner pose during the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1)
Actress Jennifer Garner and actor-director Ben Affleck arrive at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen in Brentwood on April 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 9: Cast members (L to R) Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck pose for photos at the premiere of 'Daredevil' at the Village Theatre on February 9, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck during Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner on Location for ''Gone Baby Gone'' in Boston, Mass - May 24, 2006 at on location in South Boston, Massachusetts, United States. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/FilmMagic)
Actor Ben Affleck and actress Jennifer Garner come off stage at the 24th Annual American Cinematheque Award presentation to Matt Damon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on March 27, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck in Brentwood on December 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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