Illinois' 2nd Congressional District hasn't been represented by someone who didn't end up in serious trouble in more than three decades. That hangs over residents as they go to the polls Tuesday for a special primary for U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr.'s replacement.
Cuban President Raúl Castro said Friday that he's going to retire. He didn't give a timeline but suggested he's going to make an annuncement Sunday. In the meantime, his most likely heir -- Ramiro Valdés, the island's most feared man -- is moving into position.