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    State Department Pulls Half of its Staff From Havana Embassy

    They aren’t taking any chances. The U.S. government is pulling its nonessential embassy staff out of Cuba, citing unexplained attacks that have injured 21 people connected with the mission. Suffering from issues ranging from sleep deprivation and dizziness to hearing impairment and cognitive difficulties, workers are believed to have been targeted with a sonic weapon, though an FBI investigation has failed to pinpoint a cause. Cuban officials have sought to reassure their U.S. counterparts they’re not trying to harm them, but for now, Americans are keeping their distance.

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