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  • U.S.-Cuba plan to reestablish ties follows spy swap, prisoner release

    Sweeping away more than half a century of official U.S. animosity, President Obama announced plans Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and broaden business ties after the swap of several jailed spies and the release of an American...
  • U.S., Cuba End Deep Freeze

    WASHINGTON — Sweeping away a half-century of official U.S. animosity, President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and broaden business ties following the swap of several jailed spies and the release...
  • The Cuba sanctions: Farewell to a Cold War relic

    There may be some elderly Cubans in Havana who long ago gave up hope that the U.S. embargo against their country would ever end. On these shores, however, the 50-year policy of isolating Cuba has seemed so useless for so long that many people assumed it...
  • Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill

    Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill
    Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined...
  • We must not let Mexico become a failed state

    We must not let Mexico become a failed state
    Mass protests have blocked highways, overtaken town squares and disrupted government buildings. Protesters are in their third unrelenting month of marching and organizing, demanding answers for the brutal deaths of the young men. The latest polls show...
  • A breakthrough for U.S., Cuba and fishin' the flats

    A breakthrough for U.S., Cuba and fishin' the flats
    Excuse me if I don't Rubio on the Cuba thing. I'm among millions of baby boomers, old enough to remember the Cuban missile crisis (1962), who think the Big Chill between the U.S. and Isle de Castro went on way, way — two ways — too long. And I...
  • Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana

    Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana
    President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, open an embassy in Havana and relax trade and travel restrictions — reversing more than half a century of policy aimed at isolating the Communist nation...
  • Obama's historic shift on Cuba

    Obama's historic shift on Cuba
    Citing a half-century of failed policy, President Obama on Wednesday announced that he intends to normalize relations with Cuba, mending a rupture that dates to the chilliest days of the Cold War. While the move to restore diplomatic ties should not be...
  • Pakistan raises death toll in Peshawar school attack to 148

    Children’s shoes and books were bathed in blood. The classroom walls were pocked with bullet holes. Near the administration building lay the remains of one of the suicide bombers who turned the elite school into a scene of horror. Dozens of...
  • This Cuban-American applauds restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba

    This Cuban-American applauds restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba
    As a Cuban-American, I applaud Wednesday’s announcement  that the United States is restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba. The embargo has long been a sham, a Trojan Horse in disguise that doesn’t reveal  all our dirty little secrets about...
  • Mother Pursued Dream Of Education And Became Psychiatric Social Worker

    Sandra Werkheiser, a psychiatric social worker and therapist at Manchester Memorial Hospital, died Nov. 13. She was 80. Werkheiser, who was born in Philadelphia, moved to Manchester in 1959 with her husband, Richard. When she was younger, Werkheiser's...