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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jeb Bush says Obama shift on Cuba undermines U.S. credibility

    Potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday criticized the White House's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba, calling the shift a "dramatic overreach" of President Barack Obama's executive authority. "Cuba is a...
  • 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...
  • Jeb Bush tweaks statement on Obama's Cuba move

    A day after Republican Jeb Bush said he was exploring a campaign for U.S. President, his staff had to revise the wording of a statement that called the Castro brothers benefactors of a change in U.S. Cuba policy, when it meant to call them beneficiaries....
  • 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...