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Latin America
8:36 am
Sun December 21, 2014

Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait

A couple walks on the beach in the resort area of Varadero, Cuba. Varadero is home to upscale hotels and resorts that cater to foreign tourists, but there aren't yet enough to handle a potential influx of Americans.
David Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 12:01 pm

With President Obama beginning the process of normalizing relations with Cuba this week, many may envision soon soaking up the sun on a warm Cuban beach, sipping a refreshing rum drink.

In reality, that's not likely to happen for quite a while. But just the increased opportunity for travel between the two countries has those with longtime ties to Cuba already thinking about the possibilities it will bring.

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The Two-Way
7:40 am
Sun December 21, 2014

Gunman Made Anti-Police Posts Before Killing NYPD Officers

Officer Rafael Ramos (left) and Wenjian Liu (right) were killed on Saturday in an ambush by a gunman in a Brooklyn neighborhood.
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Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 1:22 pm

The gunman who ambushed and killed two New York City police officers in their patrol car before committing suicide reportedly posted messages on social media suggesting the assault was revenge for deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of authorities.

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Race
7:20 am
Sun December 21, 2014

Two Cops Killed In Brooklyn; Fleeing Suspect Kills Himself

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 12:01 pm

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Afghanistan
7:20 am
Sun December 21, 2014

On The Pakistani Taliban: 'You Can't Do Politics ... Killing Children'

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 12:01 pm

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Movie Interviews
7:20 am
Sun December 21, 2014

Filmmaker: Sony Hack Will Make Satirists Think Twice About Content

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 12:01 pm

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