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Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

The new book Back Channel to Cuba reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.

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From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love Of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

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"Who does Washington work for?" asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., after her bill that would let people refinance student debt was shot down in June. It was a question she came back to repeatedly in an NPR interview on the Goldman Sachs bailout and federal regulation of the financial sector. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

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Demian Bichir, left, and Diane Kruger star in FX's cross-border crime drama The Bridge. Bryon Cohen/AP hide caption

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FX's 'The Bridge' Finds Authenticity In Spanish-Language Scenes

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Rulon Gardner took off his shoes to symbolize his retirement after defeating Sajad Barzi, of Iran, during the men's Greco-Roman 120kg wrestling bronze medal bout at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Goodbye To All That: Farewells In Sports

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Cuban Premier Fidel Castro addressed the United Nations General Assembly in September 1960 in New York. A new book details secret negotiations between the U.S. and Cuba dating back to President Kennedy's administration. AP hide caption

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Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

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Julian Casablancas: New Band, New Album, No Compromises

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Ello is a new, invitation-only social network that aims to thrive and survive on a business model that does not include selling user data or advertising. Ello.co hide caption

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'Ello' Aims For A Return To Ad-Free Social Networking

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Republican congressional candidate Elise Stefanik, 30, says her generation "can't just complain about the problems — we have to help solve them as well, because we're ultimately inheriting them." Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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In New York's North Country, The Republican Party's New Poster Candidate

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