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White House Begins Implementing Changes In U.S.-Cuban Relations

The moves to be made on Friday, loosen restrictions on travel and trade. The U.S. travel ban to Cuba is still technically in place, but experts say it's become a lot easier to go there anyway.
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Yemen's Deteriorating Stability Makes It A Perfect Home For Al-Qaida

David Greene talks to Danya Greenfield, deputy director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, about al-Qaida's presence in Yemen and the nature of U.S. counterterrorism operations there.
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Police In Europe Round Up Terrorist Suspects

A week after they killed the Paris shooters, French police arrested at least a dozen more suspects. In Belgium, police killed two suspects and captured a third. Police in Berlin also made arrests.
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Hero Of Kosher Grocery Siege Will Become A French Citizen

Like Amedy Coulibaly, the man who authorities say carried out the deadly attack in Paris, Lassana Bathily is a Muslim with ties to Mali. Last week, he saved several people from Coulibaly.
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Is U.S. Gaining Or Losing Ground Against ISIS?

Is the U.S. gaining or losing ground in its bombing campaign against ISIS? Audie Cornish puts the question to Jennifer Cafarella, a fellow at the Institute for the Study of War.
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Rapping The News In West Africa

In Dakar, Senegal, two rappers going by the names Keyti and Xuman offer a summary of the week's news in hip-hop format.
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White House Starts Chipping Away At U.S. Embargo On Cuba

The Obama administration is following through on its pledge to ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba. The Treasury and Commerce Departments say the new rules they have just issued go into effect on Friday. Critics of the administration, though, are questioning the legality of the moves.
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Paris Attacks Bring New Attention To Free Speech Laws In France

Melissa Block speaks with French lawyer Aurélien Hamelle about the limits on free speech in France.
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Hundreds Of U.S. Military Trainers Headed For Iraq

They are expected to head to Iraq in the coming weeks to build up an Iraqi Army that has all but fallen apart. The additional American soldiers and Marines will work out of an ever-expanding number of training sites around the country. U.S. officials expect ground operations sometime in the spring to take back territory seized by the so-called Islamic State.
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Two Dead After Police Anti-Terror Raid In Belgium

Reports from Belgium say at least two people are dead after a police raid on a suspected militant hideout in the east of the country.

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