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Cubans Rushing To Enter U.S. Hit Roadblock In Central America

Thousands from the island, fearful the U.S. will change its preferential immigration policy, are trying to come here from the south — but many are stuck at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border.

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Affirmative Action Fight Returns To The U.S. Supreme Court

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Tarnation Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
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Cubans Rushing To Enter U.S. Hit Roadblock In Central America

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Cumbia de los Pajaritos Grupo Fantasma
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Olympic team members stand on the field as the Olympic flag flies at half-staff during a memorial service in the Munich Olympic Stadium in Germany on Sept. 6, 1972. Eleven Israeli team members were killed by Arab guerrillas at the Summer Olympic Games. A crowd of 80,000 filled the stadium to capacity. AP hide caption

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Monument Underway For Slain 1972 Israeli Olympians

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Much Of The World Perplexed That Climate Debate Continues In U.S.

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For Young Saudi Women, Video Games Offer Self-Expression

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Cruz Won't Criticize Trump But Offers His Own Plan To Bar Refugees

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