Following imprisonment in Cuba for five years, USAID contractor Alan Gross addresses the nation.

Rubio vows to block efforts to normalize Cuba relations

Rubio vows to block efforts to normalize Cuba relations

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) vowed to block moves by President Obama toward normalizing relations with the Cuban government.

Funerals, protests follow Pakistan school attack

Funerals, protests follow Pakistan school attack

The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation. The nation is mourning and mass funerals for the victims are now underway.

Texas police to investigate tasering of 76-year-old

Texas police to investigate tasering of 76-year-old

A Texas police officer is on administrative leave after tasering a 76-year-old man during a traffic stop. Surveillance video shows Nathanial Robinson of the Victoria Police Department struggling with Pete Vasquez before both fall to the ground.

Obama on Cuba: 'Isolation has not worked'

Obama on Cuba: 'Isolation has not worked'

During his historic announcement on Wednesday, President Obama said a transformation of relations with Cuba would bring opportunities for both countries.

Jeb Bush ‘delighted’ by Alan Gross’s release from Cuba

Jeb Bush ‘delighted’ by Alan Gross’s release from Cuba

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush and current governor Rick Scott reacted to the release of American aid worker Alan Gross from Cuba.

American Alan Gross freed from Cuba

American Alan Gross freed from Cuba

Cuba released American Alan Gross as part of a prisoner swap that could herald broader discussions on strengthening ties and perhaps ending the decades-long U.S. economic embargo against its long-time communist foe.

Flu closes schools in Ohio

Flu closes schools in Ohio

A wave of flu illnesses has forced some Ohio schools to shut down over the past week. State officials confirmed one pediatric flu-related death, a 15-year-old girl in southern Ohio.

Suspect wanted in Pa. shootings commits suicide

Suspect wanted in Pa. shootings commits suicide

Prosecutors say Iraq war veteran Bradley William Stone, who was suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives, has committed suicide in the woods near his suburban Philadelphia home.

Biden speaks at National Menorah Lighting

Biden speaks at National Menorah Lighting

Vice President Joe Biden marked the beginning of Hanukkah on Tuesday with the lighting of the National Menorah in Washington, D.C.

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Property rights and the pipeline

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Obama slams GOP: 'Do your job'

Obama slams GOP: 'Do your job'

A mashup of highlights from the president's speech on the government shutdown at M. Luis Construction company in Rockville, Md. Thursday.