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U.S. And Cuba To Re-Establish Commercial Air Travel Next Week

The U.S. and Cuba will sign a civil aviation agreement in Havana on Tuesday. The signing formalizes the arrangement reached in December, allowing for a limited number of U.S. flights to Cuba.

#MemeoftheWeek: What Would Honest Abe Really Think Of Politics Today?

#ThingsLincolnDidntSay brought the 16th president back to Twitter on his birthday to weigh in on the current presidential race. But in reality, he might actually feel at home.

Photos: Obama Declares 3 New National Monuments In California Desert

The new designations protect nearly 1.8 million acres of public lands that include Southern California's highest peak, thousands of Native American rock carvings, endangered animals and a ghost town.

Ready, Set, Watch: The Great Backyard Bird Count Starts Today

The annual event invites bird-watchers of all levels to count the birds in their backyards, and submit the data to researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.

Pope, Head Of The Russian Orthodox Church Meet For The First Time

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill met Friday in Havana. It's the first time leaders of the two churches have met since a schism 1,000 years ago divided Christianity.

Einstein, A Hunch And Decades Of Work: How Scientists Found Gravitational Waves

Behind the headlines and news conferences announcing the discovery were decades of hard work, hundreds of scientists and more than a billion dollars in taxpayer funds.

Sometimes It's OK To Feel The Feels, Sweetheart

Women are now much more likely to want to use medication to control their moods, psychiatrist Julie Holland says in her book Moody Bitches. But "not every emotion ... needs to be eradicated."

Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

Texas A&M Investigates Report Of Slurs Yelled At Black High School Students

"Go back where you came from," white college students told black high school students Tuesday. A campus officer reportedly said the students were expressing their First Amendment rights.

Penalty For Home Birth: A Chicken Or A Cow

So that's one way to improve health care in the developing world. Here are some other bright ideas from people who like to shake up the status quo.