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New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese (L) presents a soccer ball to Cuban National Team coach Walter Benitez on March 16, 2015 to announce their upcoming match to be played in Havana this June. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Cosmos, Cuba To Meet In Match Of Historic Proportions

The New York Cosmos were a global sensation back in the day. It’s only fitting, as part of their ongoing reincarnation as a soccer power, that they get the ball rolling in Havana.

03/17/2015

New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese (L) presents a soccer ball to Cuba National Team Coach Walter Benitez during an event on March 16, 2015 in New York to announce their upcoming match to be played in Havana this June. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Cosmos To Play Against Cuba’s National Team In Havana

Team chairman Seamus O’Brien said the opportunity to play Cuba’s national team in Havana is something that happened naturally.

03/16/2015

Hal Steinbrenner (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yankees Believed To Have Serious Interest In Cuban Free Agent Moncada

There is no shortage of interest in Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada. The question now revolves around how badly teams like the Yankees want him.

02/04/2015

Pope Francis (Photo by Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)

Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Plans Trade Mission To Cuba Following Eased Travel Restrictions

Just a month after the federal government announced that travel restrictions would be eased, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning a trip to Cuba.

01/17/2015

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Cuban-Americans Differ On Obama’s Plan To Open Direct Travel From U.S. To Havana

President Obama wants Americans to be able to hop on a plane at Newark Airport and fly direct to Havana.

01/16/2015

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) (Photo credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Menendez: Ambassador, Embassy For Cuba Not In Cards Anytime Soon

But Sen. Robert Menendez said Sunday it won’t be easy to build diplomatic relations, saying he won’t be able to garner the necessary votes to appoint an ambassador or secure funding for an embassy in Cuba.

01/04/2015

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Wants To Halt Cuba Diplomatic Relations Until Cop Killer Is Extradited

Joanne Chesimard was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for the 1973 murder of a New Jersey State Trooper.

12/21/2014

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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/20/2014

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Traveling To Cuba: What You Need To Know

Travel to Cuba from America has been expanded upon due to a new presidential policy. Find out how this foreign policy shift will effect future travel.

12/19/2014

Joanne Chesimard was convicted of the 1973 killing of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. (credit: FBI)

NJ Police Seek Return Of Joanne Chesimard, Fugitive Cop Killer In Cuba

She escaped in 1979 and eventually ended up in Cuba, where she was granted asylum by Fidel Castro and has been living under the name Assata Shakur.

12/18/2014

President Barack Obama announced a plan to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations on Wednesday, Dec. 17. (Credit: CBS2)

Pope Praises Diplomacy Of US-Cuba Accord

Pope Francis praised the “small steps” of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, expressing joy over the outcome that he helped bring about.

12/18/2014

President Obama discusses U.S. and Cuba policy shift (CBS 2)

Obama: Time To Boost Travel, Commerce With Cuba

President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests.

12/17/2014

Students at the Schechter School Of Long Island celebrate the release of Alan Phillip Gross, the prisoner who had been held in Cuba. The students had written back and forth with Gross while he was imprisoned. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: L.I. Students Overjoyed At Release Of Prisoner They Wrote To In Cuba

JERICHO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Some Long Island schoolchildren have a special bond with Alan Phillip Gross, the American prisoner who has been freed in Cuba. As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported exclusively Wednesday, Gross is a […]

12/17/2014

In this handout image provided by The White House, U.S. President Barack Obama talks with President Raúl Castro of Cuba from the Oval Office, on December 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Cuban-American Lawmakers In New Jersey Oppose Renewing Relations

High-ranking Cuban-American lawmakers in New Jersey are speaking out against U.S. plans to normalize full diplomatic relations with Cuba.

12/17/2014

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