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AP poll: Americans on board with Cuba diplomacy

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The restoration of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba seems to sit well with Americans. An Associated Press-GfK poll found the vast majority of respondents favor the move. The poll was conducted before the reopening of the countries’ embassies on Monday but after they announced that would happen. Five things to know about U.S. public opinion on Cuba: LARGE MAJORITY FAVORS NEW TIES Seven in 10 Americans said the United States should have a diplomatic relationship with Cuba,…

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Carli Lloyd leads United States to World Cup victory

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If there was any drama to the women’s World Cup Final, well, Carli Lloyd kicked that out of the way, too. Lloyd decided things quickly, scoring a hat trick in the first 16 minutes of the game. The Americans jumped to a 4-0 lead, then coasted for their first championship in 16 years, beating the defending champions from Japan in a 5-2 victory. Lloyd scored the quickest goal in the history of the finals when she scored three minutes into…

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U.S. women take advantage of opportunities to advance to World Cup Final

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The United States women’s soccer team is one step closer to achieving multiple goals in this year’s World Cup. One of those was to reach the finals. With Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over top-seeded Germany, the Americans can put a check mark beside that item. They also desired the chance to play Japan to avenge their heartbreaking loss in the 2011 finals to the Japanese. The Americans have kept their part of the bargain with the win over Germany. Japan must…

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U.S., Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement

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The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies. Five months after Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced their intention to improve ties, the former foes on Friday completed a fourth round of negotiations without ironing out enough of the differences that have accumulated over a half-century of estrangement to restore diplomatic relations. However, the top U.S. diplomat for Latin America, Roberta Jacobson, insisted the two sides were “much closer” to that goal after a “highly…

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