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Heirs Of The Revolution: A Changing Cuba

Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

Tourism is an essential part of Cuba's economy. But as the industry grows, some worry it will create a gap between the haves and have-nots in a throwback to pre-revolution days.

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Crime In The City

In Mystery Series' W.Va. River Town, There's No Escape From Terror

Writer Julia Keller, who grew up in the state, says she surprised herself when she set her novels there. But riverbanks, convenience stores and abandoned coal mines make for perfect crime scenes.

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Parallels

Behind ISIS Battle In Iraq, A Clash Between Two Arch-Terrorists

Focusing on Iraq's fight may be missing the point. Under the surface is a more fundamental war between al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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