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Tavis Smiley: Blue lives matter, but so do Black lives

Tavis Smiley: Blue lives matter, but so do Black lives

Talk show host Tavis Smiley reacts to Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke’s speech during the opening night of the Republican National Convention, where the sheriff spoke about police and the Black Lives Matter movement, the latter of which Clarke referred to as “anarchy.”


DOT fact sheet for U.S.-Cuba service to Havana

DOT fact sheet for U.S.-Cuba service to Havana

Under the new arrangement, each country has the opportunity to operate up to 20 daily roundtrip flights between the U.S. and Havana. The tentatively selected airlines, routes, and proposed frequency are summarized here.


Cuba will modernize railways with Russian equipment

Cuba will modernize railways with Russian equipment

Cuba’s Union of Railways has signed a five-year agreement with two Russian agencies for the supply of diesel locomotives and equipment for the modernization of railroad services throughout the island.


Vote out lawmakers who fight gun reform

Vote out lawmakers who fight gun reform

In November, Americans will have a chance to vote for candidates for both houses of Congress, state legislatures, governors and a president who want to restrict the sales of guns and assault weapons. We need to study their positions on gun control and vote to prevent mass killings.


Senate committee OK’s tourist travel to Cuba – and more

Senate committee OK’s tourist travel to Cuba – and more

A U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee overwhelmingly voted to include four pro-engagement Cuba amendments in a must-pass fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill. Included in these amendments would be the lifting of travel restrictions banning American tourists from visiting Cuba.


American Airlines announces it will start flights to Cuba Sept. 7

American Airlines announces it will start flights to Cuba Sept. 7

American Airlines announced on Tuesday (June 14) that their first commercial flight to Cuba will take off from Miami International Airport on the morning of Wednesday, September 7.


Slow jam the news with President Obama (Video)

Slow jam the news with President Obama (Video)

Jimmy Fallon and President Obama slow jam the news, discussing Obama’s legacy, accomplishments and thoughts on the 2016 election.


He was The Greatest

He was The Greatest

Muhammad Ali, the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion who helped define his turbulent times as the most charismatic and controversial sports figure of the 20th century, died on Friday in a Phoenix-area hospital. He was 74.


PYMES in Cuba: A false start

PYMES in Cuba: A false start

This past week, big headlines in the foreign media and websites announced that Cuba had legalized medium, small and microbusinesses. The truth is that for the owners of Cuba’s small and medium businesses nothing has changed so far.


Unrestricted Cuba travel getting closer

Unrestricted Cuba travel getting closer

The snowball effect of Cuba travel is already being felt in the U.S. Senate. A majority of U.S. senators favor the Freedom to Travel Act of 2015 co-sponsored by Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy. Experts claim that legislation should pass the Senate vote in the coming months.
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