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U.S. Opens Embassy In Havana

The top diplomats of Cuba and the U.S. are describing some of the hard issues that lie ahead following the raising of the U.S. flag over the Havana embassy after a 54-year diplomatic break. High among them are mutual claims for damages

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Analysis: President Touts Recovery In State Of Union Speech

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address marked a sweet spot in his presidency when economic signs and his own personal approval are on the rise. He made sure to capitalize, taking credit for policies he said raised the country out of its recession

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2014 Top Stories – U.S., Cuba Agree to Establish Diplomatic Relations

This is something very few people saw coming.  As someone who was around when President Kennedy enacted the blockade, Obama's move took me by surprise.  His explanation however made perfect sense.  Obama said,"If something hasn't worked for 50 years, its time to try a different approach

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Little-Known Book By Pope Outlines Views, Hopes For Cuba

A little-known book about Cuba by Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — provides new insight into Francis' views on Cuban society, Marxism and the U.S. trade embargo that shaped his behind-the-scenes role in helping bring about the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations.

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Cuban cigars
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Cuban Cigar Boom? Stores And Customers Say Not Yet

The Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing travelers to return with a few in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about business.

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Castro Leads Massive Anti-U.S. Demo
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No Word Yet From Fidel Amid Historic US-Cuba Shift

Amid the excitement over the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, one person has been conspicuously absent: Fidel Castro.

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Obama: US Ending Outdated Approach To Cuba

President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests.

Obama is announcing Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties

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Unresponsive Plane Crashes In Jamaica

An unresponsive plane tracked earlier today by NORAD has crashed in Jamaica.  The FAA confirms the small plane is down but has not yet said exactly where.

The plane had taken off from New York headed for Florida

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Diana Nyad Swims from Cuba to Florida
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64-Year-Old Diana Nyad Swims From Cuba To Florida in 53 Hours

For the first time in history, a swimmer has endured the 103-mile route from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida without the assistance of a shark cage. That swimmer, 64-year-old Diana Nyad, began h

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Rapper Mos Def Demonstrates What Hunger Strikers Go Through at Guantánamo Bay

Yasiin Bey, better known to the world as Mos Def, a hip hop icon and actor, decided to show the world what a typical day in like at Guantanamo Bay for Muslims who are practicing fasting for Ramadan. 

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