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American authorities are stepping up their security preparations and urging a sense of vigilance at July 4 celebrations amid calls from ISIS militants to target public gatherings during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, NBC News reported. Authorities told NBC News they don't know of a specific or credible threat inside U.S. borders. But there is mounting evidence that homegrown "lone wolf" terrorists are heeding the Islamist terrorist group's calls to radicalization. Federal intelligence agencies issued a bulletin to local law enforcement in May reminding them "to remain vigilant during upcoming national holidays and military events due to the heightened threat of attacks" by ISIS and its supporters. Get More at NBC News

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The progress we make today is another demonstration we don't have to be imprisoned by the past.  

— President Obama, announcing that the U.S. and Cuba have struck a deal to open embassies in each other's capitals in order to re-establish diplomatic relations for the first time in half a century.
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The captain of a TransAsia Airways plane mistakenly switched off its only working engine seconds before it crashed in February, according to Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council, Reuters reported. The ASC's latest report also showed that Captain Liao Jian-zong, who was at the controls, had failed simulator training in May 2014, partially because he had insufficient knowledge of how to deal with an engine flame-out on take-off. "Wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle," Liao, 41, was heard to say on voice recordings seconds before the crash that killed 43 people. TransAsia had no immediate comment about the latest findings. A draft of the final report will be issued in November with the final report to be completed in April 2016, the council said. The cause of the crash and recommendations for the future will be included in the final report. Read »