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Yoan Francisco, a rookie for the Havana Industriales, warms up before a game at Havana's Latin American Stadium. Cuban baseball has been facing hard times, but improved diplomatic relations with the U.S. have raised the possibility of increased cooperation and new opportunities. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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With Improved Relations, Are The U.S. And Cuba Ready To Play Ball?

Cuban baseball has been struggling. A lack of money means facilities are in disrepair. Defections mean some of the best players have left. But new relations with the U.S. may mean new opportunities.

Michael Bolla and Sally Singer lift Leon Anders using a ceiling lift and sling at the VA Hospital in Loma Linda, Calif. The VA system is among a very small number of hospitals that have installed equipment and provided proper training so their nursing staff can avoid physically lifting and moving patients themselves. Annie Tritt for NPR hide caption

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Despite High Rates Of Nursing Injuries, Government Regulators Take Little Action

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Cars drive past the Kremlin along the Moscow River last December. Foreign automakers had been ramping up production in Russia, but the country's economic woes have caused car sales to drop sharply. Several foreign automakers have cut back production, and General Motors is pulling out of Russia. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Foreign Carmakers Shift Into Reverse In Russia

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BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg admits his underlying assumption that male is the default gender for his characters is "stupid and wrong." Netflix hide caption

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For 'BoJack Horseman,' It Matters If A Cartoon Dog Is A Man Or A Woman

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Yoan Francisco, a rookie for the Havana Industriales, warms up before a game at Havana's Latin American Stadium. Cuban baseball has been facing hard times, but improved diplomatic relations with the U.S. have raised the possibility of increased cooperation and new opportunities. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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With Improved Relations, Are The U.S. And Cuba Ready To Play Ball?

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"It's an intense job, you give it all, everyday, and I just don't want to get into another term where I say 'Gee, it would be nice to take it a little bit easier,'" Mayor Joe Riley says. Richard Ellis/Getty Images hide caption

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Lessons In Moving Forward On Race From A 40-Year Mayor

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Retired Oakland Police Officer Recruits Locals To Police Their Own City

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