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A view of the Caribbean is among the things attracting new buyers to high-priced Havana real estate along the city's famous seaside strip, the Malecón. Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Amid A Struggling Economy, Cuban Real Estate Is Booming

Havana apartments with a Caribbean view run in the hundreds of thousands. Some houses are being sold for as much as $1 million. The real estate rush is on.

Ballicki Bone Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Can't Play Dead [Instrumental] The Heavy
BIG CHIEF, PART I PROFESSOR LONGHAIR
bo diddley 1969 BO DIDDLEY
Hillum Mammal Hands
Cissy Strut DJ Andy Smith & The Meters
Lettsanity Lettuce
That's It! Preservation Hall Jazz Band
This Must Be the Place Kishi Bashi

Capuchin monkeys use a detached flake as an active hammerstone, possibly in order to produce quartz dust. M.Haslam/Nature hide caption

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Those Ancient Stone Tools — Did Humans Make Them, Or Was It Really Monkeys?

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will descend on the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday night for their final presidential debate. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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4 Things To Watch In The Last Presidential Debate

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Haku Dj Whitesmith
Kamaloka GoGo Penguin

A view of the Caribbean is among the things attracting new buyers to high-priced Havana real estate along the city's famous seaside strip, the Malecón. Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Amid A Struggling Economy, Cuban Real Estate Is Booming

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Brooklyn Youngblood Brass Band
Cler Achel Tinariwen

Chicago residents cast early ballots on Tuesday for the Nov. 8 election. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Will The New Era Of Limited Federal Monitoring Still Protect Voter Rights?

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From left to right, Chess Records co-founder Phil Chess, R&B singer Etta James and record producer Ralph Bass in Chicago at Chess Records Studios in 1960. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Phil Chess, Co-Founder Of Chess Records, Dies At 95

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rocket "88" jackie brentson, with his delta cats
Cineramascope Galactic
Funkafized

Although expanding Medicaid in Oregon didn't drive down the recipients' overall use of hospital emergency rooms, the state has seen a decline in avoidable use of ERs by 4 percent in the past two years, according to state statistics. Paul Burns/Getty Images hide caption

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Emergency Room Use Stays High In Oregon Medicaid Study

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Omara Portuondo will turn 86 during her current tour of the U.S. "I'm not a little girl," she says, laughing, "but I feel like a little girl." Betto Arcos hide caption

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Betto Arcos

At 85, Cuban Legend Omara Portuondo Is Still Working — And Feeling Young

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Donde Estabas Omara Portuondo
Goliath Monophonics

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