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First U.S. cruise in decades arrives in Havana

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The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility. Carnival Cruise Line’s Adonia became the first U.S. cruise ship in Havana since President Jimmy Carter eliminated virtually all restrictions of U.S. travel to Cuba in the late 1970s. Travel limits were restored after Carter left office and U.S. cruises to Cuba only become possible again…

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Marco Rubio says he’ll invite dissidents around the world to be his guests at his inauguration

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In New York City this morning, Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio offered a three-point plan to deal with Iran and Cuba, and said if elected president, he will invite dissidents from those two nations and other countries with repressive governments to his inaugural address. Criticizing Secretary of State John Kerry for the fact that no Cuban dissidents were invited to today’s official flag-raising ceremony as the U.S. Embassy in Havana, the GOP presidential candidate said, “I will make this pledge here and now: As president, as a symbol…

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