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Obama urges Congress to ‘move forward’ on Cuba

WASHINGTON — In a milestone accord, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed Wednesday to swiftly re-establish diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, finally ending the half-century diplomatic freeze between the two Cold War adversaries.

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Author Garry Wills sees a pope adapting to modern times

Pope Francis continually makes headlines for his progressive approach to ruling. Since being elected in 2013, many have taken issue with a number of changes he’s made, like opting not to live in the papal apartments and his thoughts on the gay community, contraception and, as he showed this month, the environment.