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  • Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks

    Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks
    The surprise deal between the United States and Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations after 53 years in the deep freeze involved no clandestine meetings in either country or participation of an aging Fidel Castro.
  • Secret talks in Canada, Vatican City led to Cuba breakthrough

    The historic breakthrough in U.S.-Cuban relations began in spring 2013, when President Barack Obama authorized secret talks with Havana, the same tactic he used to open nuclear negotiations with Iran. Months of talks in Canada and at the Vatican,...

    Steps forward on access

    Progress, at long last Let's have three cheers for Rex Davis, clerk of the Newport News Circuit Court, and his support for greater transparency in the Virginia judiciary. Mr. Davis recently decided to provide the Daily Press with access to part of a...

    Obama seeks to end Cuba trade embargo: congressional source

    U.S. President Barack Obama plans to begin the process of lifting a long-standing U.S. trade embargo against Cuba as part of a series of major policy moves toward the Caribbean island, a congressional source said on Wednesday. The source, who asked not...

    Alan Gross statement on coming home from Cuba

    Alan Gross statement on coming home from Cuba
    Upon returning home from five years of imprisonment in Cuba, Alan Gross had the following to say: Chag Sameach. What a blessing to be a citizen of the United States of America.  Thank you President Obama for everything you have done today. I want to...