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Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba Is A Complicated Process

Friday, December 19, 2014

Melissa Block talks to Roberta Jacobson, assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, about the first steps toward restoring diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
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CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

Friday, December 19, 2014

Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.
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Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams

Friday, December 19, 2014

Students at several law schools say events in Ferguson and New York have left them too upset to study. Others are more concerned about how the extra study time will affect the grading curve.
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The Fate Of The Administration's College Ratings

Friday, December 19, 2014

Some say a vaunted attempt to improve the quality of colleges is dead on arrival. Let's find out why.
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Cubans Eager For More Economic Investment

Friday, December 19, 2014

We have Cuban reaction to the move toward normalization of ties between the country and the U.S.
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CDC Head: Key Interventions Have Slowed Ebola's Spread

Friday, December 19, 2014

Melissa Block talks to Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, who is completing a tour of the West African nations most deeply affected by the Ebola outbreak.
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Week In Politics: Jeb Bush, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Cuba

Friday, December 19, 2014

Melissa Block speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of the New York Times about Jeb Bush, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Cuba and the president's year-end news conference.
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'Mr. Turner' About A Man Trying To Find His Place In The World

Friday, December 19, 2014

The new film from British director Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner, takes up an historical figure: iconic British painter JMW Turner. But it also incorporates another theme of Leigh's: the human story of the working person. Painting was Turner's job and he was as down to earth as a factory worker.
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Government Sells Last Major Stake In A Bank Post-Financial Crisis

Friday, December 19, 2014

The government has sold its stake in Ally Financial, the last major bank that was involved in the TARP bailout program.
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'Mr. Turner' Is A Snuffling, Growling Work Of Art

Friday, December 19, 2014

Critic Bob Mondello says Mike Leigh's earthy new biopic about the famed British painter J.M.W Turner shows viewers the incandescent beauty of the world as Turner himself must have seen it.
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FBI Officially Pins Sony Cyberattack On North Korea

Friday, December 19, 2014

The FBI released a statement on Friday saying that the North Korean government is responsible for the massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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New Romanian President Vows To Crack Down On Corruption

Friday, December 19, 2014

On Sunday, Romania will swear in a new president, the first from one of that country's ethnic minorities. Klaus Iohannis, a little known mayor from Transylvania with German ancestry, scored a surprise victory last month over Romania's prime minister.
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Neighboring States Challenge Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Law

Friday, December 19, 2014

Colorado is vowing to fight a lawsuit filed by neighboring states that challenges its legalization of recreational marijuana.
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New Cuba Relationship Could Be A Boon For American Farmers

Friday, December 19, 2014

Two-thirds of the food Cubans eat is imported — but the reestablishment of ties with the U.S. could open opportunities for American farmers.
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Obama Says Sony Made A 'Mistake' In Cancelling 'The Interview'

Friday, December 19, 2014

President Obama said Sony made a mistake by pulling the movie North Korea opposed and promised a U.S. response to North Korea's actions in the cyber attack against the company.
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With A Presidential Vote, Tunisia Seeks A Peaceful Transition

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tunisia launched the Arab uprisings four years ago when it ousted a dictator. Sunday's presidential election heralds the country's steady, but not-yet-guaranteed progress.
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In The Still Of The Night, There's A Riot In Garth Brooks

Friday, December 19, 2014

After more than a decade offstage raising his daughters, the singer is touring. "It's like nothing is being held back," he says. "You get to eat mashed potatoes with both hands instead of one."
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Sentenced For Life, Inmate Still Holds Hope For Release

Friday, December 19, 2014

David Padilla is one of thousands of people sentenced under tough drug laws who are spending life in prison. Now the Clemency Project 2014 promises pardons or early release for some offenders.
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Opportunity, Caution Seen For U.S. Banks As Cuba Rules Ease

Thursday, December 18, 2014

President Obama eased restrictions on Cuba this week, including a relaxation of rules barring U.S. banks from doing business there. But banks are awaiting details and are likely to proceed cautiously.
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What Will Full Diplomatic Relations With Cuba Look Like?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Melissa Block talks to Michael Parmly, former Chief of Mission for the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, about the U.S.' new relationship with Cuba.
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