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Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at the RedState Gathering in Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 8, 2015. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC )

The presidential campaign: Ted Cruz

04/19/16 10:00AM

Ted Cruz has arrived. The Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate was first to announce his bid back in March, and has since been carefully laying the groundwork for a come-from-behind primary victory. read more

People practice skiing at 'Col de la Chaux' in Verbier, Switzerland on April 2, 2016. The mountain pass in the southern Swiss canton of Valais is at 2940 meters above sea level. (Photo by Anthony Anex/EPA)

This Week in Pictures: April 2 - April 8

04/08/16 10:18AM

The European Union sent its first wave of refugees back to Turkey this week, while those stranded by a Balkan border blockade demonstrated at a makeshift camp. Elsewhere, protestors clashed with riot police in Bahrain, where people demonstrated after the funeral of an 18 year-old who died from injuries sustained while fleeing police, and in... read more

Israeli sap surfers some dressed in costumes take part in an event for the Jewish holiday of Purim in the of the Mediterranean sea in Tel Aviv, March 24, 2016. (Baz Ratner/Reuters)

This Week in Pictures: March 19-25

03/25/16 11:27AM

President Obama visited Cuba this week, the first time a sitting US president has set foot in the country since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. Coordinated terrorist attacks in Brussels killed more than 30 people and injured scores more in an attack claimed by ISIS. Indians celebrated Holi, the spring festival of colors, and cherry blossoms began to... read more

Teenagers on roller skates hold on to each other as they are pulled by a vintage car to move along a street in Havana, Cuba.

A tale of two trips: President Obama visits Cuba

03/21/16 12:19PM

It had been nearly nine decades since U.S. President Calvin Coolidge—the last American leader to visit Cuba—attended the 1928 Pan American Conference in Havana when President Obama and his family touched down at the Jose Martí International Airport on Sunday. read more

Fire in Manila affects 200 families

This Week in Pictures: March 12-18

03/18/16 12:02PM

Clinton and Trump won big at the polls. A deadly bombing hit Turkey's capital. And March Madness kicked off in the U.S. Here is the week in pictures. read more

Marco Rubio at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H., April 17, 2015. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

The presidential campaign: Marco Rubio

03/15/16 06:00PM

Almost immediately after arriving in Washington on the 2010 Tea Party wave, Marco Rubio began fielding questions about when he would launch a White House run. The Florida senator checked an awful lot of presidential boxes, after all, especially for a party in search of new blood. He’s young -- now 44 years old -- well-spoken, bilingual, the son... read more

Photos: On the ground with voters in Florida on Super Tuesday

03/15/16 10:55AM

The biggest delegate prize by far on the March 15 Super Tuesday is Florida, where voters will hand the Republican winner a whopping 99 delegates — just shy of one-twelfth needed to secure the nomination. For their part, Democrats dole out 246 delegates, most of them proportionately given to the states' winner and loser. Photographer Mark... read more

Hostesses walk at Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall of the People where meetings take place ahead of tomorrow's opening ceremony of the National People's Congress in Beijing

This Week in Pictures: March 5-11

03/11/16 11:44AM

The refugee crisis continued to unravel in Europe. Former first lady Nancy Reagan died. And Japan observed the fifth anniversary of a devastating earthquake. read more

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