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(CNN) – Five men are tasting freedom for the first time in years - including one President Barack Obama described as "one of the most important intelligence agents that the United States has ever had in Cuba" - in a historic deal between the U.S. and Cuba announced Wednesday.
The still unidentified spy was sent home along with Alan Gross, the American subcontractor held for five years in Cuba despite persistent and very public pushes for his release.
The intelligence agent was part of a deal that exchanged him for three convicted Cuban spies who are now back home in Cuba.
All five of the released men are now part of a bigger story, one that speaks to the long-held rivalry between the United States and Cuba that is now being rewritten as the two countries revamp diplomatic relations.
Who are these men? What did they do? And what can they look forward to, now that they're free?
(CNN) - Another unarmed black man dies after a confrontation with a white police officer. Another grand jury weighs the evidence, then decides not to indict the officer. Another round of protesters hit the streets, believing that a man, a family, was deprived of justice because of the color of a man's skin.
This isn't Ferguson, Missouri. It's New York City.
(CNN) - Lebanese authorities have arrested the wife of ISIS leaderAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi - the man spearheading the Islamist terror group's sweeping rampage across Syria and Iraq - said a source with knowledge of the arrest, describing her as a "powerful figure (who is) heavily involved in ISIS."
The woman detained is one of al-Baghdadi's two wives. Her arrest came as part of a "planned operation," according to the source.
A second intelligence source identified the wife as Saja al-Dulaimi. She was detained with her 4-year-old son more than a week ago when they tried to enter Lebanon, that source said.
(CNN) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered additional resources to Ferguson and the region "to prevent a repetition of the lawlessness experienced overnight," he told reporters Tuesday. "The National Guard presence will be ramped up significantly," he said.