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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the phone with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell for an update on the response to the Ebola diagnosis in Dallas, in the Oval Office of the White House October 12, 2014 in Washington DC. A nurse who cared for an Ebola patient was confirmed with the virus.  (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

Lots to Say in Historic Obama-Castro Phone Call

When the leaders of the U.S. and Cuba had their first phone conversation in more than 50 years, they were not at a loss for words.

12/19/2014

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Traveling To Cuba: What You Need To Know

Travel to Cuba from America has been expanded upon due to a new presidential policy. Find out how this foreign policy shift will effect future travel.

12/19/2014

Colin Powell Speaking

Powell: ‘This Is Still A Terrible Regime’

etired Army Gen. Colin Powell is backing President Barack Obama’s plan at reigniting diplomatic relations with Cuba.

12/18/2014

Mitt Romney Speaks

Romney: ‘The Castros Win’

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

12/18/2014

Fidel Castro Walking

CIA Considered Plan To Kill Fidel Castro By Exploding Seashell, Report Says

For over half a century, the U.S. government’s schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba.

12/18/2014

Alan Gross and his wife, Judy, as he marks his first remarks after being released from Cuban prison. (Photo by Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1)

Gross: This is the Best Hanukkah I’ll be Celebrating

Alan Gross, the Maryland native who was released from a Cuban prison after being detained for five years, said “this is the best Hanukkah I’ll be celebrating in a long time” during his first statement on U.S. soil in five years.

12/17/2014

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Obama: U.S. Re-Establishing Relations With Cuba

President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America’s “outdated approach” to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.

12/17/2014

Supporters hold signs to call on bringing home of U.S. citizen Alan Gross who is currently being held in a Cuban prison, during a rally at the Lafayette Park outside the White House on Dec. 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Family: Gross Kept in Touch, Didn’t Grow Angry in Cuba

Alan Gross has called himself a “trusting fool” for going to Cuba in the first place. But family and friends described him with other words: gregarious, outgoing, and a wiz at picking up and playing any musical instrument.

12/17/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03:  Supporters hold signs to call on bringing home of U.S. citizen Alan Gross who is currently being held in a Cuban prison, during a rally at the Lafayette Park outside the White House December 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Supporters and community leaders gathered at the rally to mark the 4th anniversary of the detention of Alan Gross and called on the U.S. and Cuban governments to negotiate for his immediate release and return home.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cuba Releases US Prisoner Alan Gross

American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.

12/17/2014

Supporters rally on behalf of imprisoned U.S. citizen Alan Gross, calling for President Barack Obama to help free Gross, who has been in a Cuban prison for 4 years, during a rally in Lafayette Park December 3, 2013, across the street from the White House, in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba Releases U.S. Prisoner Alan Gross, the Countries Plan to Normalize Relations

A senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years.

12/17/2014

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