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  • Obama reignites political debate over Cuba
    Obama reignites political debate over Cuba

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference between Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and several Republicans eyeing bids for the WhiteHouse.

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  • Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy
    Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of unanimity in both political parties toward President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional effort to scuttle the most significant change in U.S. policy toward the communist island in 50-plus years.

  • Paul: Trade with Cuba 'probably a good idea'
    Paul: Trade with Cuba 'probably a good idea'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday the lengthy U.S. economic embargo against Cuba "just hasn't worked" and voiced support for opening trade with Cuba in the aftermath of the Obama administration's policy shift regarding the communist island.

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    AP source: North Korea linked to Sony hacking

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