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Midday Roundup: U.S. airlines cleared for takeoff to Cuba

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Now boarding. The United States has reached an agreement with Cuba to restart commercial air service between the two countries. The announcement comes exactly…

Cuba on the cusp

Cuba on the cusp

By J.C. Derrick
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Cuba | U.S. overtures haven’t yet brought economic change to Cubans—or doused their spiritual fervor

Armando Valladares: Mind games

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | How one man survived 22 brutal years in Cuba’s prisons

Midday Roundup: Family, friends mourn American student killed in France

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | An American in Paris. Family members held a memorial service Sunday for Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old American student killed in the Paris terror attacks.

Midday Roundup: Cuban dissidents arrested during pope’s visit

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Papal tour. At least four Cuban dissidents managed to get near Pope Francis as he arrived for Sunday mass in Havana. The protesters were quickly arrested, and…

Globe Trot: ISIS abuse victims include Christians and Yazidis

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISIS: The graphic detail of yesterday’s must-read story in The New York Times , “ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape,” is a disturbing look…

Midday Roundup: Kerry visits Havana for U.S. flag-raising

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Stars and stripes. Secretary of State John Kerry presided over a flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana today. The embassy reopened last month.

Senate demands hearing on suspect changes to human trafficking report

By Jae Wasson
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Human Trafficking | Prominent senators questioned the integrity of the annual human-trafficking report, released Monday, and demanded a hearing after Obama administration…

Midday Roundup: More Americans value religious liberty over gay rights

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Defending marriage. A new poll by The Associated Press suggests most Americans still value religious freedom over gay rights. About 56 percent of those…

Cuban-Americans in Congress balk at embassy plans

By Katlyn Babyak
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Cuba | The U.S. State Department and the Cuban government declared Wednesday that they would re-establish embassies in Cuba and Washington, D.C., but President…

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.

 
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