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    US, Cuba to Restore Commercial Flights

    Some said it would never fly … but commercial flights are set to resume between the U.S. and its island neighbor. Officials from both countries announced yesterday that they’d reached an understanding — on the eve of today’s first anniversary of the historic détente — to establish plane routes. Since reopening diplomatic channels, American visits to Cuba have increased 50 percent, but travelers have had to rely on pricey charter flights. Now, with a formal agreement pending and expected within days, major carriers are set to soar into Havana within months.

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