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Obama’s historic shift on U.S.-Cuba relations

Americans and Cubans woke up on Dec. 17 to the jaw-dropping news that the U.S. is making a monumental shift in its relations with Cuba.

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U.S. and Cuba announce re-establishment of diplomatic relations!

Obama and Raul Castro announced a breathtakingly radical agreement to change the relationship between the two countries.

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Breaking news: Obama freeing remaining three of Cuba 5

The remaining three of the Cuba 5 are being freed in a  new deal between President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro.

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Inside story on how one little city slew an oil dragon

A  dragon by the name of Chevron, breathing a fire fueled by Citizens United and $3.1 million in cash, succumbed to the people of the tiny city of Richmond, California.

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Marches against police killings sweep the nation

Led by mothers, fathers, and widows of African American men killed by white police officers, 50,000 protesters marched up Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Calif. legislature will consider health coverage for undocumented

A bill to extend health coverage to all Californians regardless of their immigration status will be among items California's new legislature will consider.

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UN officials demand prosecutions for U.S. torture

All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding must be prosecuted, top U.N. officials said Wednesday.

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Foreign policy intrigue: Why Obama got rid of Chuck Hagel

If you haven't been following the news, Hagel announced his resignation from the top civilian Pentagon post on Nov. 24, reportedly at Obama's request.

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Don’t Shoot Coalition condemns police targeting of movement leaders

The Don't Shoot Coalition condemned what it says is the retaliatory arrest of Rasheen Aldridge, a youth leader and member of the Ferguson Commission.

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Lawyers Guild rapidly expands legal support capacity in Ferguson

The National Lawyers Guild, the nation's first racially integrated bar association, is providing several forms of legal support to protesters in Ferguson and nationwide.

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