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US President Barack Obama speaks at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, 2015. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Removes Cuba From State Sponsor Of Terror List

President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced Tuesday, a key step in his bid to normalize relations between the two countries.

04/14/2015

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Airbnb Offering Rentals In Cuba

Airbnb is taking advantage of the renewed relationship between the U.S. and Cuba by offering vacation rentals there.

04/13/2015

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PayPal To Pay $7.7M For Violating US Sanctions Against Iran, Cuba, Sudan

The Office of Foreign Assets Control said PayPal didn’t adequately screen transactions so it could detect those by people or entities subject to sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Sudan.

03/25/2015

Minority leader of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (L) talks with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez (R) at the Foreign Ministry in Havana on February 18, 2015. (YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

House Minority Leader Pelosi Leads Democrats In Visit To Cuba

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led a delegation of Democrats from her chamber on a visit to Cuba on Tuesday that her office said was aimed at further improving U.S. relations with the island nation.

02/18/2015

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Netflix Offering Service To Cubans With Internet Access

Only somewhere between five and 27-percent of the country’s population has internet access.

02/09/2015

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Netflix Brings Streaming Video Service To Cuba

Netflix is launching its movie and TV show streaming service in Cuba as Internet access in the country improves and credit and debit cards become more widely available.

02/09/2015

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Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

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Traveling To Cuba: What You Need To Know

Travel to Cuba from America has been expanded upon due to a new presidential policy. Find out how this foreign policy shift will effect future travel.

12/19/2014

Supporters rally on behalf of imprisioned US citizen Alan Gross, calling for US President Barack Obama to help free Gross during a rally in Lafayette Park December 3, 2013, across the street from the White House, in Washington, DC. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama’s Call To Loosen Cuban Travel And Trade Restrictions Gets Mixed Reactions

The president’s call for loosening travel and trade restrictions with Cuba is an historic shift that many young Cubans living in the U.S. never thought they’d see. An Oakland performer hopes his mom will get to see him dance.

12/17/2014

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