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Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

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U.S. Loosens Embargo on Cuba, Making Trade and Travel Easier

The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment.

01/15/2015

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Obama Administration: Cuba Completes Release Of 53 Political Prisoners

Cuba has completed the release of 53 political prisoners that was part of last month’s historic deal between the United States and Cuba, the Obama administration said Monday.

01/12/2015

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Obama Wants Mexican President To Pressure Cuba To Make Democratic Reforms

President Barack Obama is hosting Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House Tuesday, looking to his southern neighbor for help implementing the president’s changing policies on immigration and Cuba.

01/06/2015

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Obama Looks Past GOP In Promoting His 2015 Agenda

President Barack Obama plans new steps to help more Americans buy a home and attend college, part of a 2015 agenda he hopes can build on.

01/03/2015

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Cuban Dissident Group: ‘Obama Made A Mistake’

President Barack Obama told the world this month that engaging Cuba is the best way to strengthen people pushing for greater freedom on the island.

12/29/2014

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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

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Cuba: We Have Right To Grant Asylum To US Fugitives

Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America’s most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.

12/23/2014

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Cuba: Asylum For Fugitives Is Legitimate Right

Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign to date that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America’s most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral relations.

12/22/2014

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Former Cuban Political Prisoner: ‘I Am A Catholic Without A Pope’

The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.

12/22/2014

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