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

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Goodbye To All That: Farewells In Sports

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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' 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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