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Administration Won't Rule Out Raul Castro Visit To White House 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:24:17 -0500 
    The remarks come a day after President Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba would begin talks to normalize relations and open embassies following more than five decades of hostility.

Immigration Driving Broad Demographic Shifts In U.S., Report Says 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:10:00 -0500 
    An analysis by Pew Charitable Trusts shows that immigrants are increasingly moving from "gateways" such as New York and Texas into states in Middle America.

In Latin America, Not Everyone Is Thrilled With The U.S.-Cuba Thaw 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:05:37 -0500 
    Cuba and Venezuela are close allies who often seemed to speak with a single voice when it came to bashing the U.S. But now they may be out of synch.

5 Defining Moments In The U.S.-Cuba Relationship 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:54:41 -0500 
    President Obama says the U.S. and Cuba will normalize relations, which were severed in 1961. Here are images that highlight the decades of tense relations.

Death Comes In Many Different Ways. And Some Are A Bit Surprising 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:50:00 -0500 
    A new report looks at the top causes of death in 188 countries. Infectious diseases are less of a threat than in 1990 but please, look both ways before you cross the street.

California Whooping Cough Infections Run High Among Latino Babies 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:49:00 -0500 
    Public health officials in California are trying to understand why Latino babies are contracting whooping cough at much higher rates than other babies.

Montana Man Found Guilty Of Killing German Exchange Student 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:27:00 -0500 
    Markus Kaarma shot 17-year-old Diren Dede, who had entered his garage, over the summer. The case was a test of the state's "castle doctrine," which says a man's home can be defended like his castle.

Is Your State Ready For The Next Infectious Outbreak? Probably Not 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:30:00 -0500 
    Public health has a way of slipping off the radar when people aren't scared about Ebola or anthrax. But that doesn't mean the threats go away. And most states aren't prepared for the next one.

Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:40:46 -0500 
    Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.

The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:54:00 -0500 
    No matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.

Rapprochement With Cuba: What It Includes And Excludes 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:11:00 -0500 
    President Obama's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba does not lift the trade embargo. That jurisdiction belongs to Congress, but do the upcoming changes all but undermine the embargo?

Obama Announces Diplomatic Thaw With Cuba 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:11:00 -0500 
    In re-opening ties with Cuba, the president follows through on strategy he outlined during his first White House campaign. He believes engagement with Cuba is a more powerful tool than isolation.

Mixed Reactions In Miami On Diplomatic Overtures To Cuba 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:11:00 -0500 
    When he announced the release of Alan Gross and plans to resume diplomatic ties with Cuba, Obama also referenced Miami. Some Cuban Americans welcome the changes, others see the action as a betrayal.

Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As World Average 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:36:00 -0500 
    Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.

Supreme Court Refuses To Block Arizona Driver's Licenses For 'Dreamers' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:02:00 -0500 
    Arizona's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court failed to prevent the state from having to issue driving permits to undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children.
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