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MLB Eliminates Requirement Cuban Players Obtain US License

Major League Baseball has eliminated its requirement that Cuban players obtain a license from the U.S. government before they are eligible to sign with big league teams.

02/03/2015

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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

A Cuban gives the thumbs up from his balcony decorated with the US and Cuban flags in Havana, on January 16, 2015. The United States will ease travel and trade restrictions with Cuba on Friday, marking the first concrete steps towards restoring normal ties with the Cold War-era foe since announcing a historic rapprochement. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL Lage (credit: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

North Texans Hope Cuban Relations Boost Business

As American tourists rejoice in easier rules for traveling to Cuba, some business owners are hoping to benefit as well.

01/16/2015

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North Texans Cuba-Bound With Eased Travel Restrictions

Ernesto Velez gives customers a taste of Cuba every time they visit his Havana CafĂ©. Velez believes the United States’ relaxed travel restrictions to his native country of Cuba will ultimately improve the lives of millions of people there.

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U.S. Loosens Embargo On Cuba

The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment.

01/15/2015

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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

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MLB Monitoring White House Cuba Decision

Major League Baseball isn’t sure of the impact of President Barack Obama’s decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba.

12/17/2014

Supporters hold signs to call on bringing home of U.S. citizen Alan Gross who is currently being held in a Cuban prison, during a rally at the Lafayette Park outside the White House December 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. & Cuba Seek To Normalize Relations

The United States and Cuba will start talks on normalizing full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades.

12/17/2014

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Sentencing Set For Ballplayer Smuggler

Sentencing is set for the convicted ringleader of a smuggling organization that brought into the U.S, more than 1,000 Cubans, including several baseball players.

11/10/2014

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Guilty Plea Entered By Cuban Ballplayer Smuggler, Has Ties To Leonys Martin

A man accused of leading a human trafficking ring has pleaded guilty to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.

08/22/2014

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Guilty Plea Set In Cuban Ballplayer Smuggling

The accused leader of a human trafficking ring is set to plead guilty to charges of smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Leonys Martin.

08/22/2014

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