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  • 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...
  • In quotes: What they're saying about Cuba policy shift

    In quotes: What they're saying about Cuba policy shift
    President Barack Obama: "With the changes I'm announcing today, it will be easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, and Americans will be able to use American credit and debit cards on the island. Nobody represents America's values better than the...
  • Embrace opportunity for change with Cuba

    Embrace opportunity for change with Cuba
    This is the door that's taken more than five decades to open. Actually, President Obama's call for normalizing relations with Cuba is more than a door, it's an opportunity for a new era of cooperation with our island neighbor across the Florida Straits....
  • Central Floridians react to U.S. Cuba announcement

    Central Floridians react to U.S. Cuba announcement
    Members of Central Florida's Cuban-American community had a range of reactions to Wednesday's announcement by President Obama. "It's mixed emotions for me. I want to do everything we can do to help the Cuban people and stop them from living under the...
  • Obama's Cuba policy doesn't mean Congress will change laws

    Obama's Cuba policy doesn't mean Congress will change laws
    The future of the United States' five-decade embargo blocking trade with Cuba is suddenly and unexpectedly murky. Although President Barack Obama shifted long-standing American policy on Wednesday, the embargo and the lesser known but critically...
  • Cuban-Americans in Chicago divided on diplomatic changes

     Cuban-Americans in Chicago divided on diplomatic changes
    Cuban-Americans in Chicago shared a range of reactions Wednesday to the announcement that the U.S. will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years. At Senor Pan Cafe, a Kelvyn Park restaurant that specializes in Cuban sandwiches,...
  • Cubans in the Lehigh Valley respond to U.S. policy changes

    Cubans in the Lehigh Valley respond to U.S. policy changes
    WASHINGTON – Dr. Oscar Morffi, a Cuban-born pediatrician, hasn't been back to his native country since he was 14. His father was a political prisoner under former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, and when Morffi left Cuba, he didn't see the family he...
  • Pakistan angry at school killings, moves to execute convicted terrorists

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistan's government lifted a moratorium on executing convicted terrorists Wednesday and sought Afghanistan's help to find the mastermind of Tuesday's murderous attack on an army-run school in the northern city of Peshawar, as the...
  • Islamists rout Syrian government troops, reflecting the war's complexities

    ISTANBUL The Assad regime sustained a major setback in northern Syria this week with the loss of two major military bases, and the big winner in the battle was al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front, which led the assault and captured what's thought...
  • Qatar risks losing World Cup without job reform: Zwanziger

    Qatar must meet a March deadline for specific labor reforms or it could risk losing the 2022 World Cup finals, FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Tuesday. The German, who was formerly head of his country's FA and has been a vocal...