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Weeping, hopeful, Cubans look to future without Fidel Castro

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Music fell silent, weddings were canceled and people wept in the streets Saturday as Cubans faced their first day without the leader who steered their island to both greater social equality and years of economic ruin. Across a hushed capital, dozens of Cubans said they felt genuine pain at the death of Fidel Castro, whose words and image had filled schoolbooks, airwaves and front pages since before many were born. And in private conversations, they expressed hope that Castro’s passing…

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Legislature: Barack Obama wrong to change Cuba policy

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The Florida Legislature is telling President Barack Obama he’s wrong about Cuba. The House on Wednesday voted to send Obama a message that it opposes his decision to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba. The resolution also says the Legislature opposes the opening of any Cuban consulate or diplomatic office in the state. The three-page message to Obama and Congress expresses “profound disagreement” with the president’s decision last December to restore relations with the communist nation just 90 miles off the…

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