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For Cuban-Americans, A Mixture Of Hope, Betrayal

The announcement to normalize relations with Cuba stunned Miami's Cuban-American, upending a policy that for 50 years that helped define their identity and relations with the island.
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It Just Needed A Little Love: An Ugly Spruce Ties A Town Together

When a shabby-looking, 50-foot "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree went up in the middle of downtown Reading, Pa., around Thanksgiving, many saw it as a metaphor for the city's troubles.
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A Difficult Road For Abused Children Seeking U.S. Asylum

There are many challenges for children seeking asylum in the U.S. who have also suffered physical or emotional abuse. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Adrian Florido of member station KPCC.
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Questions Linger In Fatal Shooting Of New York City Police Officers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing criticism Sunday for past campaign statements some feel could have inspired the shooting of two NYC police officers. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Jim Zarolli.
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GOP Sens. Rubio, Paul Square Off Over Cuba Policy Shift

Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.
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Bound By A Plantation, Two Georgians Remember A Special Christmas

Gen. Sherman burned the plantation down on his way to Savannah, and now the descendant of the planter and the grandchild of that planter's emancipated slave delight in sharing their story.
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Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait

Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.
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Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'

On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.
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Gunman Made Anti-Police Posts Before Killing NYPD Officers

The assailant, identified as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have shot his ex-girlfriend and then used her Instagram account to post threatening messages.
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Two Cops Killed In Brooklyn; Fleeing Suspect Kills Himself

Two police officers have been killed in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspect fled and killed himself on a subway platform. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to WNYC reporter Robert Lewis for the latest.

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