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  1. Obama Eases Cuba Travel, Cash Transfers

    Break out the cigars. The president’s administration is loosening U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba today and allowing folks to return with small amounts of cigars and alcohol. The move also enables Americans to send more money to Cuban nationals. Obama has so far used executive power to relax the restrictions, but next week an assistant secretary of state will travel to Cuba to discuss lifting the decades-long trade embargo. To do so they’ll need to convince a Republican-run Congress that isolation hasn’t helped anyone.

    Washington Post, Miami Herald

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