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Midday Roundup: U.S., Cuba friends again after 54-year breakup

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Friends again. The United States and Cuba will formally restore diplomatic relations today, a historic move first announced in December. This morning, the…

Midday Roundup: Cuba lets Baptist church stay open

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Commuted sentence. Cuban authorities have withdrawn plans to seize control of a large church in eastern Cuba after receiving extensive negative publicity.

Should a pastor give his life for the wolves?

By Marvin Olasky
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Cuba | For more than a decade I concluded my University of Texas journalism courses by reading to students an essay by a poet who sided with Fidel Castro in 1959 to…

U.S. journalism courses empower Cubans to fight censorship

By Katlyn Babyak
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Media | Thirty Cubans are taking journalism courses taught by U.S. professors, despite risking arrest and harassment. The U.S. Interests Section in Havana, which…

Globe Trot: White House plans LGBT hiring requirement for aid groups

By Mindy Belz
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International | LGBT: C-Fam reports the White House plans to move forward with a policy change requiring humanitarian organizations to accept LGBT applicants in order to…

Taken by Raúl

By J.C. Derrick
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Cuba | Castro regime steps up persecution of the church in eastern Cuba

Globe Trot: Vatican visit brings Raul Castro back to church

By Mindy Belz
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International | VATICAN: Cuban President Raul Castro was so taken with the pope at a meeting at the Vatican on Sunday, he may “go back to praying and go back to the church,

Building on a legacy

By Nat Belz
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Lifestyle | Cuba’s churches are growing ahead of U.S. normalization

Globe Trot: Kenyan officials demand UN close refugee camp for Somalis

By Mindy Belz
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International | KENYA: Officials are demanding the UN close Dadaab refugee camp, the world’s largest at 350,000 residents, in the wake of the Garissa University College…

Globe Trot: What does Obama really want from a deal with Iran?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: While U.S. President Barack Obama has hinted at his vision of U.S. relations with Iran, his real objective in the wake of a nuclear arms agreement…

Midday Roundup: College mourns basketball player who fought cancer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hoop dreams. A 19-year-old woman who fought through cancer to play college basketball died this morning. Lauren Hill learned she had a terminal brain tumor…

The fifth wave

By J.C. Derrick
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Cuba | Policy changes are prompting an increase in the number of Cubans coming to the United States—and jeopardizing a revival

 
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