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  • Letters: Opening the door to Cuba

    Letters: Opening the door to Cuba
    Re "Time for a U.S.-Cuba thaw," Editorial, Feb. 16 It's way past time for us to join other nations and allow American citizens unfettered travel to neighboring Cuba. How can we possibly explain why it's legal to visit and do business in communist...
  • Bill Gates: The world is better than ever

    Bill Gates: The world is better than ever
    Bill Gates wants you to feel much better about the future of mankind. Things are looking up, he says, way up. "By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Gates wrote in his annual letter chronicling the work of the Bill & Melinda...
  • Throwback Thursday: Gas shortage in 1970s

    Throwback Thursday: Gas shortage in 1970s
    People wait in a long line for gasoline on Feb. 26, 1974 at a Tenneco gas station at Griffin and Lake Underhill during a gas shortage. Note the sign in the background, which puts the price of premium gasoline at 51 cents per gallon. The U.S....
  • Backing Obama, Hillary Clinton opposes new Iran sanctions

    Backing Obama, Hillary Clinton opposes new Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing President Obama’s opposition to new economic sanctions against Iran. Obama announced in his State of the Union address last week that he would veto any legislation that called for such...
  • McManus: The Iran squeeze

    McManus: The Iran squeeze
    The Obama administration faces two dangers in its nuclear negotiations with Iran, which began in a burst of optimism last weekend after the two sides managed to get through a day and a half of talks without anyone walking out. One danger, of course, is...
  • McManus: A measured U.S. response in Syria

    McManus: A measured U.S. response in Syria
    When pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in Syria this spring, President Obama offered Syrian President Bashar Assad one more chance to embrace reform. "He can lead that transition [to democracy] or get out of the way," Obama said in May. Now, almost...
  • You can visit Cuba this summer legally

    You can visit Cuba this summer legally
    The door to Cuba has been slammed shut so long, it's hard to recognize that it is opening. But it is. American tour companies this summer should be able to legally offer "people-to-people" cultural trips to Cuba to anyone. Because of a slight easing in...
  • Rep. Castor pushes for closer relations with Cuba

        Florida Congresswoman Kathy Castor returned from a weekend trip to Cuba convinced the United States should encourage its recent economic reforms and consider normalized relations.  “I’ll be communicating with President Obama and...
  • Cuban dissident blogger finds allies in Congress

    After years of trying to leave Cuba to visit other lands, Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez is making rounds on Capitol Hill and impressing Florida members of Congress of all stripes.  On Wednesday, it was Sen. Marco Rubio’s turn to praise...
  • What will the U.S. response be to Syria's crimes against humanity?

    What will the U.S. response be to Syria's crimes against humanity?
    The Syrian government's increasingly brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters is putting the Obama administration's revamped Middle East policy to its first real test. It's one thing to say U.S. policy toward the region should spring from America's core...
  • Sammy Ofer dies at 89; Israeli business tycoon

    Sammy Ofer dies at 89; Israeli business tycoon
    Reporting from Jerusalem -- Israeli billionaire Sammy Ofer, whose powerful, family-owned conglomerate is under scrutiny for alleged dealings with Iran, died Friday in Tel Aviv after a long illness. He was 89. Considered Israel's richest man with a family...