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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)

American Airlines To Add Charter Service From LA To Havana

American Airlines plans to begin charter service from Los Angeles to Havana later this year.

08/18/2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on August 14, 2015. (credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry In Cuba To Raise U.S. Embassy Flag

Washington’s top diplomat flew to Havana on Friday to raise the American flag over the new U.S. Embassy, making a symbolic victory lap for the policy of Cuban engagement.

08/14/2015

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Cuba & U.S. Diplomatic Relations Restored

The United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations Monday after more than five decades of frosty relations rooted in the Cold War.

07/20/2015

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Roy Eats The World: Cuba

In honor of the US Men’s soccer team taking on Cuba in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Roy dines on some delights from the country of Cuba!

07/17/2015

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MLB Plans For Cuba Exhibition Next Spring

Major League Baseball hopes to move ahead with plans for an exhibition game in Cuba next year.

05/22/2015

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Cuban Born MLB Players Dip Slightly Despite High-Profile Signings

The commissioner’s office says 18 Cubans are on major league rosters. The Cubans who signed the most lucrative contracts both began the season in the minors.

04/06/2015

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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

Tourists look at posters for sale in Havana. (credit: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images)

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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