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Lavendera: My Cuban roots. It's complicated

17 min 27 sec ago
In June of 1960, my father was a 14-year-old Cuban boy with a round-trip airline ticket from Havana to Madrid, Spain. He spent the summer with family in Spain while Cuba fell deeper and deeper into Fidel Castro's revolution. He didn't realize the extent to which his life back home was quickly crumbling and that the winds of revolution were about to change his life forever.
Categories: National News

#SaveBela campaign may spare dog's life

30 min 22 sec ago
Connie Lay made an unusual request in her will before she died last month in Aurora, Indiana: She asked that her German shepherd, Bela, be euthanized and buried with her.
Categories: National News

Game over for passenger who allegedly packed a gun in a PlayStation 2

1 hour 32 min ago
Game over for a Brooklyn man who tried to conceal parts of a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun in a PlayStation 2.
Categories: National News

Army to launch 'blimp' that defends D.C.

2 hours 12 min ago
The U.S. Army plans to launch two stationary "blimps" at 10,000-feet in the air next week to better protect the Washington D.C. area from cruise missiles and other possible air attacks.
Categories: National News

Everyday life in Cuba

3 hours 23 min ago
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3 killed after car hits crowd leaving church Christmas event

3 hours 59 min ago
Three people were killed after a driver plowed into a crowd of people -- many of whom had just left a church Christmas event -- in Southern California, authorities said.
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Baseball eyes U.S.-Cuba opening

4 hours 24 min ago
More than half a century of hostility between the United States and Cuba has done nothing to diminish the island's love of America's national pastime.
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Grandmother: 'Now my family can sleep'

4 hours 33 min ago
A man who allegedly shot a 15-year-old boy and his 12-year-old cousin last summer following a neighborhood dispute over a dog has been arrested in Stockton, California, after a 7-month manhunt, police said.
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Processed food as landscapes

4 hours 59 min ago
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Fuzzy signs of life on Mars?

6 hours 14 min ago
It could be a sign, a vague one.
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Watch thieves steal Barbie's Corvette

7 hours 49 min ago
Police bust shoplifting "heart attack" scam. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on some heart-stopping shopping.
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Girl's last words: I know I'm going to die

7 hours 51 min ago
An 11-year-old girl died from an allergic reaction on a family trip to Hawaii. CNN affiliate KTXL reports.
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Sausage dog becomes Slim Jim

7 hours 59 min ago
A 77-pound dachshund slims down, becomes a calendar boy! CNN's Jeanne Moos has a winner of a wiener dog.
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Outbreak sweeps Americas

8 hours 1 min ago
Its name means "bending over in pain." It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people -- 155 of them fatally -- since spreading to the Americas one year ago.
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Executed at 14, exonerated after 70 years

8 hours 5 min ago
A judge has vacated the conviction of a 14-year-old boy who was executed for allegedly killing two girls some 70 years ago in South Carolina.
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11 trillion gallons of rain still needed to end California drought

8 hours 9 min ago
About 11 trillion gallons of rain, or nearly 17 million Olympic swimming pools full.
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They tried to break the internet in 2014

8 hours 56 min ago
No one thing actually "broke" the Internet in 2014, but here are 10 of the memes and hashtags that tried.
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Thaw with Cuba angers exiles

11 hours 43 min ago
In Miami, where the vast majority of the large population of Cuban exiles once fiercely opposed any change in the U.S. stance toward the island, reactions were split, largely along generational lines.
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Selma protesters invoke Ferguson but police say no comparison

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 21:22
The chants of protest heard across America in recent weeks echoed Wednesday in the small city where the civil rights movement reached a crescendo five decades ago.
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205 more charges for kidnapping suspect

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 21:04
A 34-year-old man originally charged in the kidnapping of a New Hampshire teen is now facing 205 additional charges, according to two grand jury rulings.
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