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  • Democratic lawmakers visit Cuba amid changes in US relations

    January 17, 2015 7:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - A delegation of congressional Democrats is visiting Cuba to discuss expectations for the normalization of relations between the United States and the island nation. The delegation's leader, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, says in a statement Saturday that the lawmakers want to explore opportunities for greater cooperation and... more »
  • Cuban Santeria priests welcome closer ties with US

    January 3, 2015 6:46 PM

    HAVANA - A group of Afro-Cuban Santeria priests say the path is clear for improved dialogue between the U.S. and Cuba following the government's announcement of plans to renew diplomatic ties. The "babalawo" priests' annual "Letter of the Year" predictions also foresee dangers of epidemics, conflicts, environmental imbalances and the... more »
  • Obama: US ending outdated approach to Cuba

    December 17, 2014 10:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests. Obama is announcing Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties. Obama says the U.S. is changing its... more »
  • Putin tells Obama he wants better relations

    July 4, 2014 5:45 AM

    MOSCOW, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Barack Obama in an Independence Day message that he hopes the countries can improve relations. In a statement published on the Kremlin website on Friday, Putin said "regardless of difficulties and disagreements" he hoped that Russia and the U.S. could "successfully... more »
  • Clinton to testify on Libya assault Jan. 22

    January 8, 2013 1:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify on the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Libya on Jan. 22. That's the day after President Barack Obama's inauguration and the first day the Senate returns to Washington after a... more »
  • Deputies looking for man last seen with missing woman

    June 10, 2010 9:09 AM

    East Baton Rouge Parish deputies are looking for a man accused of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and was last seen with a missing woman. Camari Hakimu Bookter is accused of having sexual relations with a thirteen-year-old girl after allegedly meeting her through a social networking website. Bookter is also... more »

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