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Tourism Industry Gears Up For Lifting Of Cuban Travel Ban

Obama says normalizing ties with Cuba will eventually mean relaxing rules on travel to Cuba. It may take some time for the new rules to take effect but travel agents are already getting phone calls.
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After Taliban Attack On School, Pakistanis Are Distraught, Angry

Renee Montagne talks to two of Pakistan's most renowned literary voices — Mohsin Hamid and Ayesha Jalal — about this week's attack on a school by fundamentalist forces.
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U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer Hack

The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.
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State Department To Begin Steps To Restore Ties With Cuba

A top state department official plans to go to Cuba next month. This week's announcement that the two countries would restore diplomatic ties comes a half a century after relations were severed.
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For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.
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Q&A: Rep. Chris Van Hollen On Alan Gross' Return From Cuba

The congressman from Maryland discusses his involvement in bringing the USAID contractor back to his home state after five years in a Cuban prison.
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Opportunity, Caution Seen For U.S. Banks As Cuba Rules Ease

President Obama eased restrictions on Cuba this week, including a relaxation of rules barring U.S. banks from doing business there. But banks are awaiting details and are likely to proceed cautiously.
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What Will Full Diplomatic Relations With Cuba Look Like?

Melissa Block talks to Michael Parmly, former Chief of Mission for the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, about the U.S.' new relationship with Cuba.
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North Korea Has Invested Heavily In Cyberattacks

American officials have concluded that North Korea was behind the hack of Sony Pictures Company. Melissa Block talks to James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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In Nigeria, Islamic Extremists Kidnap Close To 200 People

It happened not far from the town of Chibok, where over 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in April. Audie Cornish speaks with Tim Cocks, Reuters Nigeria bureau chief, based in Lagos.

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