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  1. unsolved mysteries
    What Really Happened to JFK?One thing’s for sure: The CIA doesn’t want you to know.
  2. politics
    It Sure Doesn’t Seem Like Havana Syndrome Is Russia’s FaultA comprehensive new government study concludes that the illness probably wasn’t caused by foreign adversaries.
  3. havana syndrome
    The Big Misunderstanding About Havana SyndromeHigh-level diplomats are as prone to sociogenic illness as anyone else.
  4. explainer
    The Havana Syndrome Mystery and How the U.S. Plans to Solve ItState officials have complained about not being taken seriously, as a declassified report says the symptoms weren’t caused by microwave weapons.
  5. foreign policy
    Joe Biden’s Perfect Foreign Policy StormCOVID is raging, the Taliban are back, and the planet is on fire — an ideal opportunity for the U.S. to change the way it acts.
  6. foreign interests
    Is Cuba’s Communist Regime in Trouble?Rare mass protests over vaccine delays and food shortages also speak to a deeper discontent with the repressive regime.
  7. recode decode
    Jorge Ramos Talks to Kara Swisher About 2020 and Latino Trump VotersThe Univision anchor takes questions about the Univision sale, Bernie Sanders’s Cuba comments, and Latino Trump voters feeling “vindicated.”
  8. vision 2020
    Trump Relies on Maduro-Bashing to Win Florida Next YearTrump’s attacks on Maduro are key to winning Florida’s Latino immigrants and boosting his advantage among Cuban-Americans despite his other policies.
  9. cuba
    White House Announces New Travel Restrictions on Cuba, Including Cruise ShipsAs of Wednesday, the U.S. will not allow group educational or cultural “people to people” trips unless they were booked prior to June 5.
  10. sports
    Cuban Players Helped Build the Modern MLB. America Doesn’t Want To Help Them.For decades, Cuban players have risked everything to play baseball in America. The Trump administration has cancelled a plan to make it safer for them
  11. More U.S. Diplomats Evacuated After Possible ‘Sonic Attack’ in ChinaAmericans in Guangzhou have fallen ill with mysterious symptoms like those experienced by two dozen U.S. diplomats in Cuba.
  12. U.S. State Department on Alert After Possible ‘Sonic Attack’ in ChinaThe incident, which left a State Department employee with a mild traumatic brain injury, recalls similar episodes in Cuba.
  13. Doctors Can’t Explain What Happened to the Brains of U.S. Diplomats in Cuba“It’s like a concussion without a concussion,” one doctor said.
  14. Doctors Find Abnormalities in Brains of ‘Sonic Attack’ VictimsInvestigators think the so-called “sonic attack” on U.S. embassy workers in Cuba has been mislabeled.
  15. New White House Cuba Policy Limits Travel, Restricts Commerce for U.S. VisitorsIt’ll still be possible to go to Cuba, but it won’t be as easy as it was.
  16. mysteries
    Were U.S. Tourists Also Sickened by the Mysterious Attacks in Cuba?One U.S. traveler told the Associated Press that he suffered similar symptoms on a 2014 trip to Havana.
  17. foreign policy
    Tillerson Says U.S. May Shut Down Cuba Embassy Over Sonic Attacks on DiplomatsAt least 21 American diplomats and their families have been injured in a series of bizarre incidents.
  18. Category 5 Irma Bears Down on Puerto RicoThe storm has killed at least two in the Caribbean so far, and “decimated” the housing stock in Barbuda.
  19. U.S. Diplomats in Cuba Suffer Hearing Loss After Reported ‘Sonic Attack’The U.S. has expelled two Cuban diplomats in retaliation.
  20. international affairs
    Cuba Is Trump’s Most Revealing Foreign-Policy BlunderProminently featuring all of the worst elements of the administration’s foreign policy.
  21. Trump Announces Cancellation of Obama’s ‘Completely One-Sided Deal’ With CubaThe president is clamping down on travel to and trade with the communist country.
  22. Donald Trump Tweets Out New Policy Toward CubaThe president-elect announced that he will “terminate” the Obama administration’s opening with Cuba if the island refuses to cut a better “deal.”
  23. cuba
    Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Has DiedThe polarizing world figure and longtime U.S. adversary was 90 years old.
  24. the urbanist
    What It’s Like to Be a Teenager in a Rapidly Changing Havana“I can’t travel much, so I like that people come to Havana from all over the world. Meeting them is like a vacation. A very small vacation.”
  25. extreme weather
    Hurricane Matthew Threatens Haiti, Jamaica, and CubaIf the Category 4 storm hits Haiti, it could be a catastrophe.
  26. today in donald trump
    Trump Won’t Explain Potentially Illegal Cuba Dealings, But It May Not MatterScandal in a swing state is the last thing he needs, but it looks like Floridians may give him a pass.
  27. First Scheduled Commercial Flight to Cuba in Over 50 Years Just Took OffFlying from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, Cuba.
  28. bon voyage
    A U.S. Cruise Ship Just Docked in Havana for the First Time in 50 YearsCall it Carnival diplomacy. 
  29. Fidel Castro Not the Biggest Fan of ‘Brother Obama’s’ VisitOne thing the ex-president and many congressional Republicans can agree on.
  30. thought experiments
    I Know Why Michelle Obama Gave Barack That Look at the Baseball Game in Cuba“What? What’d I say? Come on, baby — it’s jokes.”
  31. the sports section
    Raúl Castro Complained to President Obama That Baseball Is Too SlowOn that they seem to agree.
  32. Cuban Dissidents Continue to Be Detained Throughout Obama’s Historic VisitOne was detained on his way to an interview with CNN.
  33. In Right-Wing Fever Dream Come True, Obama Meets With Castro, Laments Embargo“What we did for 50 years did not serve our interests or the interests of the Cuban people,” the president said in Havana on Monday.
  34. obama goes to cuba
    President Obama Arrives in Cuba for Historic VisitIt’s the first visit by a U.S. president since 1928.
  35. travel
    The White House Is Making It Even Easier to Get to CubaWant a ‘58 Impala, cheap?
  36. The U.S. Just Found Its Lost Missile in CubaAwkward.
  37. international intrigue
    Cuba, U.S. Strike Deal to Resume Direct Commercial FlightsIn three to six months, you may be booking your own flight to Havana.
  38. road trips!
    Obama Wants to Check Out Cuba Before He Leaves the White House“If I go on a visit, then part of the deal is that I get to talk to everybody.”
  39. guantanamo
    Last British Guantánamo Prisoner Freed After More Than 13 YearsShaker Aamer was never charged with a crime.
  40. pope francis
    Pope Francis Begins Trip to Cuba and U.S.Received as a hero in Havana for his role in improving U.S.-Cuban relations, the Latin American pontiff hopes to reenergize Cuba’s many Catholics.
  41. pope francis
    3,500 Cuban Prisoners Especially Excited for Pope Francis’s VisitBecause they’re getting released early.
  42. international intrigue
    If Obama Has His Way, Americans Will Be Able to Schedule Flights to Cuba by 2016On a commercial airline, not a charter flight.
  43. cuba
    Kerry Goes to Cuba for Flag-Raising “What matters is this — that we all belong to the sea between us.”
  44. cuba
    The U.S. Embassy in Cuba Officially Opens for Business TodayAfter more than 50 years, the U.S. and Cuba are once again official diplomatic friends.
  45. the national interest
    Marco Rubio’s Embarrassing Defense of Cuban EmbargoPresidential candidate attempts to write New York Times op-ed. Disaster ensues.
  46. diplomacy
    You May Be Able to Take a Cruise to Cuba in 2016Travelers will have to take part in “cultural, artistic, faith-based and humanitarian” experiences.
  47. diplomacy
    U.S. Embassy in Cuba Set to Reopen by the End of JulyPresident Eisenhower ended diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1961.
  48. early and often
    Congress May Ruin Your Trip to CubaThey voted to keep the travel restriction.
  49. foreign policy
    Cuba Now Officially Off U.S. Terror List Iran, Syria, and Sudan are the only countries left on the list. 
  50. foreign relations
    Soon You May Be Able to Hop a Ferry to CubaThe Obama administration approved plans to reinstate service for the first time since the early ‘60s.
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