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Obama plans to remove Cuba from terror sponsors list

President Obama intends to remove Cuba from the State Department's list of nations that sponsor terror, the White House announced Tuesday. The move, which came after Obama in December ordered the department to review Cuba's inclusion on the list, is a significant step toward fully normalizing diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba after a half-century of iciness.

The announcement comes days after Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro during the Summit of the Americas. Only Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria remain on the list of state sponsors of terror.