White House moves closer to removing Cuba from terror list

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The State Department has completed its review into whether Cuba should remain on the list of states that sponsor terrorism, President Obama said Thursday.

"Our emphasis has been on the facts," Obama said, adding that, "as circumstances change, then that list will change as well."

In December, Obama instructed the State Department to initiate the review as the U.S. moved to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will on Friday attend the Summit of the Americas in Panama, where White House aides have "strongly hinted" the two leaders will personally meet, according to The Washington Post.

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