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AP Analysis: US was at odds with world over Cuba policy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's decision to pursue new relations with Cuba was driven in part by a stinging realization: Longstanding U.S. policies aimed at isolating Cuba had instead put Washington at odds with the rest of the world....
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Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Opponents of President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba have little chance of scuttling his effort in Congress....
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Obama reignites political debate over Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference between Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and several Republicans eyeing bids for the White House....
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Jimmy Carter call US-Cuba diplomacy 'courageous'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter says he is "proud and grateful" for the president's efforts to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. Carter calls the shift in policy "courageous."...
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AP source: North Korea linked to Sony hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers....
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Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials....
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The ill-fated schemes to upend Castro

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For over half a century, the U.S. government's schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think Congress should lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
Yes:
52%
No:
48%
Total Votes: 7,472

Yesterday's Poll

Do you agree with City Councilman Burgess's proposal that would prohibit the Bureau of Police from acquiring military equipment or weaponry from the Department of Defense?

No:
65%
Yes:
35%
Total Votes: 11,222