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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.

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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.

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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.

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President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests.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

Cuban players celebrate after winning the gold medal against Nicaragua at the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games, in Veracruz, Mexico, on November 21, 2014.  (Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

MLB ‘Closely Monitoring’ Revamped U.S.-Cuba Relations

MLB says it’s too early to tell how revamped relations between the U.S. and Cuba will affect the league.

12/17/2014

A private plane that took off from Rochester crashed offshore from Jamaica after the pilot went unconscious on Friday, Sept. 5. (Credit: CBS 2)

Coast Guard Cutter Joins Search For Plane Believed Missing Off Of Jamaica

A search-and-rescue operation resumed at first light Saturday off Jamaica’s northeast coast as crews hope to solve the mystery of a private plane carrying a prominent upstate New York couple

09/06/2014

New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio speak at a news conference near the United Nations headquarters denouncing Iran's diplomacy offensive on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota: De Blasio ‘Needs To Explain Himself’ Over Cuba Honeymoon, Sandinista Support

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was on the defensive Tuesday, explaining his support for the socialist government of Nicaragua and a honeymoon in Cuba that was so secret, he never told his kids.

09/24/2013

Diana Nyad speaks to reporters before her latest attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. (credit: Getty Images)

Diana Nyad’s Historic Swim Inspires Baby Boomers

She swam nonstop for 53 grueling hours, but told her support team that at one point, swimming through the night almost broke her. Almost.

09/03/2013

US swimmer Diana Nyad begins her attempt to swim in a three-day non-stop journey from Havana to Florida at the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club, in Havana on August 31, 2013. (credit: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Native, Endurance Swimmer Diana Nyad Finishes Historic Cuba-Florida Swim

With her lips and tongue swollen, U.S. endurance swimmer and New York City native Diana Nyad completed her attempt to become the first person to swim the treacherous waters from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage on Monday.

09/02/2013

Joanne Chesimard (credit: FBI)

FBI Adds Cop Killer Joanne Chesimard To Most Wanted Terrorist List

It was 40 years ago today that New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster was shot and killed along the New Jersey Turnpike. Joanne Chesimard was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

05/02/2013

Guantanamo Protest At Federal Courthouse

12 Arrested In Anti-Guantanamo Protest At Federal Courthouse

A dozen people protesting the holding of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay were arrested Monday as they staged a “die-in” on the steps of the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse Monday.

04/22/2013

Protesters rally outside as Miami Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen seen on a screen speaks during a press conference about comments made about Fidel Castro at Marlins Park on April 10, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The Marlins suspended Guillen for five games over his pro-Castro comments. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ozzie Guillen – Lost In More Than Translation

The First Amendment is our most prized and most perilous constitutional right. Just ask Ozzie Guillen, who always took his to the ledge, and now must defend his use of it to the world and to Miami’s enraged Cuban community.

04/10/2012

Pope Benedict XVI meets with Cuban President Raul Castro - Havana, Cuba - Mar 28, 2012 (credit: JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jerseyans React To Pope’s Visit To Cuba

Pope Benedict XVI is visiting the island nation of Cuba today and those of Cuban descent living in Hudson County have something to say about it.

03/28/2012

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