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The U.S. Says North Korea Ordered The Sony Hack. How Do We Respond?

The cyberattack successfully achieved its unusually public goals. The question, reporter David Sanger says, is how the United States can punish what already is the world's most-sanctioned nation.

U.S. Deal May Not Change Life Much For Everyday Cubans

Melissa Block talks to Steve Wicary, a freelance journalist based in Havana, about reactions on the ground in Cuba, to the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will normalize relations.

Sen. Marco Rubio: Obama's Cuba Deal Is Bad Foreign Policy

We hear Cuban-American reaction and some of what Cuban President Raul Castro had to say today.

Pakistani Editorial Calls For Unified Strategy Against Extremists

Melissa Block talks to Zaffar Abbas, editor of the Dawn newspaper, about calling on the Pakistani government to take a tough unified strategy against Islamic extremism and terror groups.

Rep. Van Hollen: Alan Gross' Release A 'Miraculous' Moment

Melissa Block talks to Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland about the release of Alan Gross. Van Hollen is one of the lawmakers who flew to Cuba to bring Gross back to the U.S.

Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has lead to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.

Alan Gross' Release: How It Went Down

American Alan Gross had spent more than five years in a Cuban prison where he suffered ill health. Then, on Tuesday, his lawyer, Scott Gilbert, told him in a phone call that he was going home.

From White House's Perspective, Cuban Embargo Hasn't Worked

The U.S. broke off relations with Cuba the year President Obama was born. Now, he's trying a different approach having resolved one issue — the jailing of a U.S. aid worker.

Some Cuban-Americans Angry With Release Of Spies

We hear reaction from Miami's Cuban-American community on announced changes to U.S. policy toward the island.

Shift In U.S.-Cuba Relationship Comes After 55 Years Of Tension

We look back over the more than 50 years the U.S. has had an antagonistic relationship with the Cuban government.