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U.S. to end Cold War-era standoff with Cuba
Karen DeYoung and Brian Murphy
U.S. contractor Alan Gross was freed on humanitarian grounds. An unnamed intelligence asset held for 20 years was exchanged for three Cuban nationals convicted of spying in the U.S. in 2001.
Carol Morello and Karen DeYoung
It started with an American overture to Cuba and a series of meetings in third countries. Then, the pope intervened.
The White House said the Cuban-born spy helped unravel several long-running Cuban espionage operations.
Sean Sullivan and Ed O'Keefe
Others hailed Obama’s move to end the divide.
Gross holds hands with his wife at a news conference. (Reuters)
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Cuba embraces diplomatic relations with U.S.
Can I buy Cuban cigars now?
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Highlights from Obama's announcement on Cuba
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Bar crawls on U Street and around Dupont Circle, and multiple ugly holiday sweater parties.
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