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Guantanamo Shrinking but Obama Goal of Closing Prison Still Elusive

By Matt Spetalnick GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, April 21 – Observed from behind a one-way mirror and heavy chain-link fence, a handful of bearded detainees in baggy t-shirts mill around inside a communal cellblock at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, vastly outnumbered by U.S. troops guarding them. This is the shrinking world of

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Cuba: When the Cows Come Home

From toothpaste to toilet paper, shortages are common in Cuba. But as the country warms to capitalism—and the U.S.—that may change. A prime example: Beef By Taylor Wofford with Hannah Berkeley Cohen in Havana Every time Gator ejaculated, Dan Marvel grossed 10 grand. At the time of his death last year, the bull was a ton and a half of

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Obama Cheered in Havana At Start of Historic Visit To Cuba

By Matt Spetalnick, Daniel Trotta and Jeff Mason HAVANA, March 21  – President Barack Obama arrived to small but cheering crowds on Sunday at the start of a historic visit to Cuba that opened a new chapter in U.S. engagement with the island’s Communist government after decades of hostility between the former Cold War foes.

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Cuba Casts Aside Rancor to Welcome Obama on Historic Visit

By Nelson Acosta HAVANA, March 20 – President Barack Obama arrives in Cuba on Sunday for a 48-hour visit, making history by venturing into what was once enemy territory and sparking enthusiasm among Cubans who have seen their Communist government vilify 10 previous U.S. leaders. The visit, the first by a U.S. president in 88

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Obama’s Trip Aims to Make Cuba Opening ‘Irreversible’

By Matt Spetalnick and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, March 17 – President Barack Obama plans to lay out his vision for U.S.-Cuba relations in a major speech during next week’s historic visit to Havana aimed at making his opening to America’s former Cold War foe “irreversible,” the White House said on Wednesday. Previewing Obama’s three-day trip,

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Obama to Make Historic Trip to Cuba in Coming Weeks

By Patricia Zengerle and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Feb 17 – President Barack Obama will visit Cuba in the coming weeks, a senior administration official said on Wednesday, making a historic trip in the final year of his presidency that will mark a turning point in U.S. relations with a long-time Cold War foe. The White

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Freed Guantanamo Detainees Seek Peace and Quiet in Ghana

By Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA, Jan 11 – Two Yemenis transferred to Ghana after their release from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba said on Monday they hoped to live peacefully and rebuild their lives in the West African country. Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih al-Dhuby were held in Guantanamo

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Politics

YEMEN AT WAR:Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned from exile after six months, following a Saudi led intervention to stave off Houthi control. Social Streams

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Science

NEW FRONTIERS: Pluto was photographed by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on July 14, 2015. The images were taken from a distance of 11,000 miles (18,000 kilometers) to the planet.       Social Streams

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