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Cuban leader Fidel Castro (right) and his brother Raúl Castro, the head of the military, at a 1964 event in Santiago, Cuba. New details of the first CIA attempt to kill the Castros — a 1960 plot against Raúl — have recently emerged. AP hide caption

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In The CIA's 1st Plot Against The Castros, Fidel Wasn't The Target

Exploding cigars. Poisoned pens. The CIA had lots of failed plots to kill Cuban leader Fidel Castro. But the first such plan was directed at his brother Raúl, who just retired at age 89.

Jennifer Johnson, a member of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey crew, lies down beside a massive lake sturgeon that was pulled from the Detroit River last week. The sturgeon was tagged with a microchip and released back into the river. Jason Fischer/USFWS hide caption

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A Huge, Ancient Lake Sturgeon Has Been Lurking In The Detroit River

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On his new CD, classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglic plays two works composed especially for him. Esther Haase/Verve Label Group hide caption

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Man With A Mission: Miloš Seeks The Next Great Classical Guitar Showpiece

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Cuban leader Fidel Castro (right) and his brother Raúl Castro, the head of the military, at a 1964 event in Santiago, Cuba. New details of the first CIA attempt to kill the Castros — a 1960 plot against Raúl — have recently emerged. AP hide caption

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In The CIA's 1st Plot Against The Castros, Fidel Wasn't The Target

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Vivek Murthy testifies at his Senate confirmation hearing to be surgeon general on Feb. 25. Murthy tells NPR there's more work to do in convincing people, especially in rural communities, to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Caroline Brehman/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Local 'Trusted Messengers' Key To Boosting COVID Vaccinations, Surgeon General Says

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