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  • End the embargo

    End the embargo
    I strongly agree with your conclusion that change in U.S. policy toward Cuba was long overdue ("Turning a page on Cuba," Dec. 17). The U.S. effort to support democracy and freedom by damaging Cuba's economy has succeeded only in damaging Cuba's economy....
  • Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies

    For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy wasn't much of a shocker. For months, they quietly advised the White House in hopes of shaping a new policy towards the communist-run nation. "A lot of what the president...
  • Federal workers welcome extra day off

    Federal workers welcome extra day off
    Lisa Foust was in for a doozy of a Christmas Eve: a full day's work, then piling presents in the car and making a more than five-hour drive home to North Carolina. Then President Barack Obama gave federal workers an extra day off Dec. 26. That allowed...
  • How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    (This version of the story was refiled to clarify the size of National Security Council staff in paragraph 12 for the record, after the story originally published on October 9 was updated on October 28 and refiled on December 19, following White House...
  • U.S. infusion could help dreams come true in Cuba

    U.S. infusion could help dreams come true in Cuba
    Long before he withered away, when he couldn't walk, was blind in one eye and could only speak a few coherent words, my father would fondly reminisce about his homeland. It was the hopeful song of Cuban exiles. El próximo" año. Next year. "I sense...
  • Hadassah 'gate keepers' gather

    Hadassah 'gate keepers' gather
    More than 160 special donors from the Florida Atlantic Region of Hadassah's "Keepers of the Gate" annual giving program attended a gala brunch on Dec 14, at the Polo Club in Boca Raton, celebrating its Chai anniversary. Founded 18 years ago by a small...
  • U.S. Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

    A U.S. general will decide whether to pursue disciplinary action against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl over his 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan, after the Army said on Monday it forwarded the findings of its investigation to him. General Mark...
  • Brazil's Rousseff stands by Petrobras CEO, says pessimism overblown

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday she has no plans to replace the chief executive officer of state-run oil firm Petrobras, saying there was no evidence that senior management was involved in a graft scandal at the company. Speaking at a...
  • Sen. Roberts returns from Iraq newly confident in U.S. mission: 'This strategy is working'

    WASHINGTON Republican Sen. Pat Roberts returned Monday from a clandestine trip to Iraq to visit Kansas soldiers, bringing with him a new-found support for a U.S. military mission that he previously criticized for being "much too vague" and dependent on...
  • Feeling bankrupt? Here's how to rewrite Chapter 11

    No, no, we aren't fussing over your credit card statement. We're talking about businesses that, as December expires, realize that they're doing the same. But companies in big financial trouble dread bankruptcy, and not just because it involves, well,...
  • Fifteen years after Orioles' visit to Cuba, baseball diplomacy still hits home

    Fifteen years after Orioles' visit to Cuba, baseball diplomacy still hits home
    It's one thing to view Cuba in geopolitical terms, which has become a very popular pastime since President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he had begun the process of normalizing relations with the tiny island nation that once played such a large...