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Cuba’s Fidel Castro, who defied U.S. for 50 years, dies at 90

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Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule of Cuba, has died at age 90. With a shaking voice, President Raul Castro said on state television that his older brother died at 10:29 p.m. Friday. He ended the announcement by shouting the revolutionary slogan: “Toward victory, always!” Castro’s reign over the island-nation 90 miles (145 kilometers) from Florida was marked by the…

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Jeb Bush happy to echo father’s legacy in Eastern Europe

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Jeb Bush strolled the halls of the Polish parliament, praised Germany’s economic boom since the fall of the Berlin Wall and visited Estonia, a once-bleak Soviet state that now has a growing, free-market high-tech economy. If the goal was to stoke memories of his presidential father and avoid those of his presidential brother, it seems to have largely succeeded. “If you think about, in terms of history, my dad’s managing – in cooperation with great leaders of his time ……

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Don Gaetz blasts Rick Scott’s hospital profit sharing plan, ‘Washington talk’

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State Sen. Don Gaetz took to Pensacola talk radio to make some interesting comments about Gov. Rick Scott and his plan to have Florida hospitals share proceeds with other, less profitable health care facilities. “When Governor Scott, who as you know made probably hundreds of millions of dollars buying and selling hospitals, said this, my first thought was, ‘What an extraordinary and generous impulse. Clearly, he’s going to make this retroactive’… but apparently not.” In the first part of his…

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