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San Diego's Cuban-Americans Respond To Effort To Revive U.S.-Cuba Relations

Dec. 18
Midday Edition
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President Barack Obama's announcement on Wednesday sparked debate across the country. Now, local Cuban-Americans share their reactions.

Administration Won't Rule Out Raul Castro Visit To White House

Dec. 18
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

The remarks come a day after President Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba would begin talks to normalize relations and open embassies following more than five decades of hostility.

Immigration Driving Broad Demographic Shifts In U.S., Report Says

Dec. 18
Scott Neuman / NPR
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An analysis by Pew Charitable Trusts shows that immigrants are increasingly moving from "gateways" such as New York and Texas into states in Middle America.

In Latin America, Not Everyone Is Thrilled With The U.S.-Cuba Thaw

Dec. 18
John Otis / NPR
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Cuba and Venezuela are close allies who often seemed to speak with a single voice when it came to bashing the U.S. But now they may be out of synch.

And The Award For Most Offensive Fund-Raising Video Goes To...

Dec. 18
Anders Kelto / NPR
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If you're a charity that wants to help the developing world, you really, really, really don't want to win a "Rusty Radiator."

5 Defining Moments In The U.S.-Cuba Relationship

Dec. 18
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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President Obama says the U.S. and Cuba will normalize relations, which were severed in 1961. Here are images that highlight the decades of tense relations.

White House Says Response To Sony Attack Will Be 'Proportional'

Dec. 18
Laura Sullivan / NPR

The White House won't confirm North Korea is behind the attack, citing an ongoing investigation. Nevertheless, it is mulling over its options.

NIH Allows Restart Of MERS Research That Had Been Questioned

Dec. 18
Nell Greenfieldboyce / NPR
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The National Institutes of Health has approved requests for waivers from a moratorium on experiments that aim to make the virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome more infectious in mice.

6 Things You Should Know About Cuban Cigars

Dec. 18
Davar Ardalan / NPR
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If you plan on traveling to Cuba to pick up some cigars, here are some facts you should know.

Boko Haram Suspected In New Round Of Killing And Kidnapping

Dec. 18
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The latest killing and kidnapping occurred just 20 miles from where the Islamist extremist group kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April.