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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.
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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.
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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.
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Alan Gross Release Paves Way For New Chapter In U.S.-Cuba Relations

President Obama announced an historic shift in U.S.-Cuban relations, drawing bipartisan support and criticism.
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National Parks In Maryland, New York To Honor Harriet Tubman

After years of effort, legislation to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman with national parks in Maryland and New York has passed Congress.
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What Happens After You Get That Mammogram

What are the odds that you'll get a false positive when you get a mammogram? How likely is it that it will detect cancer? Here's one way to look at it.
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Sony Cancels Christmas Day Release Of 'The Interview' Amid Threats

The move follows the decision by major U.S. theater chains not to screen the comedy that centers on a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.
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Alan Gross, U.S. Contractor Freed By Cuba, Says 'It's Good To Be Home'

Havana freed Gross, who spent five years in a Cuban prison, as a humanitarian gesture. The former USAID contractor said he hoped the U.S. and Cuba move past their "mutually belligerent" policies.
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The U.S. And Cuba: A Brief History Of A Complicated Relationship

The stalemate has outlasted 10 U.S. presidents, a failed invasion, a nuclear crisis and countless boatloads of Cuban asylum seekers. All that changed on Wednesday.
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Managed Care Plans Make Progress In Erasing Racial Disparities

Though blacks still lag whites nationwide in health, disparities have been largely eliminated in the western states, a study finds. Kaiser Permanente's Medicare HMOs did best on that.

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