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Obama: U.S. Ending Outdated Approach to Cuba

nbcmiami.com — American officials say the U.S. and Cuba will start talks to normalize full diplomatic relations as part of the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @nbc6: WATCH LIVE: Sen. Marco Rubio comments on change in U.S. policy toward Cuba: on.nbc6.com/M5NwwBY

Dec 17, 2014

RT @nbc6: "We lifted restrictions for Cuban-Americans to travel and send remittances to their families in Cuba.”- Pres. Obama: on.nbc6.com/ODZOudH

Dec 17, 2014

RT @nbc6: WATCH LIVE: President Obama now discussing U.S.-Cuba relations: on.nbc6.com/zY4yC2Z pic.twitter.com/k4B5B876gj

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Alan Gross Released From Cuban Prison After 5 Years

nbcmiami.com — An American contractor who spent five years imprisoned in Cuba after he was accused of spying for the United States was released Wednesday. Alan Gross, 65, was released on humanitarian grounds and was on a plane bound for the United States early Wednesday, NBC News reported.

From Cigars to Travel: Key Changes to U.S.-Cuba Relations

nbcmiami.com — In historic news on Wednesday, the United States and Cuba are to start talks on normalizing relations between the two countries. The congressional embargo remains in place,but President Obama in a noon addressed announced major changes in travel and business policies, saying that increased commerce was good for both Americans and Cubans.

Influential Republicans Slam Opening to Cuba

nbcmiami.com — Reaction to changes in U.S.-Cuba relations fell mostly along party lines, with possible GOP presidential candidates criticizing the move by the Obama administration. Possible Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush reportedly came out against the White House's decision to move toward resuming diplomatic ties with Cuba and ease economic and other restrictions, joining a line of Republicans attacking the move on Wednesday.

Suspended North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau Convicted in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

nbcmiami.com — A federal jury has convicted the suspended mayor of North Miami on charges of participating in an $8 million mortgage fraud scheme. Jurors returned the verdict Tuesday in the case against Lucie Tondreau after a 12-day trial. Tondreau, 54, faces up to 30 years in prison for conspiracy and wire fraud convictions.

Group of Men Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen: SAO

nbcmiami.com — A group of men in Miami-Dade, Florida, is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. The State Attorney's office and Miami-Dade School Board Police said a female high school student was forced to be a sex slave for a week, during a time when she was reported missing by her family.

Jeb Bush Will "Actively Explore" Run for President

nbcmiami.com — Jeb Bush is taking his most definitive step yet toward running for president. The former Republican Florida governor on Tuesday told his followers on Facebook and Twitter he has decided "to actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States."

Commissioners Approves $9 Million in County Funding for Skyrise Miami

nbcmiami.com — Miami-Dade commissioners approved a $9 million budget in public funding for infrastructure around Skyrise Miami, a 1,000 foot tower to be built on land near Bayside Marketplace. The project is estimated to be worth $430 million and the developer Jeffrey Berkowitz promises it will be funded privately.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @nbc6: Commissioners approved $9 million in public funding for infrastructure around @SkyriseMiami. on.nbc6.com/g1uAWso pic.twitter.com/PHwTDPdxEv

1 Dead After Crash Involving Walt Disney World Bus

nbcmiami.com — Florida state troopers say one person is dead after a crash involving two cars and a bus near a Walt Disney World resort. Sgt. Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol says a car ran a red light early Monday and drove into the path of a Disney bus carrying about 20 passengers.
Dec 15, 2014

RT @tvzuke: RT @nbcbayarea: One person is dead after an accident involving a #Disney World bus. nbcbay.com/IL97FQp

Multiple People Shot in Northwest Miami-Dade

Dec 15, 2014

Amid other shootings, no national coverage of 5 people shot last night a mile from my apartment nbcmiami.com/news/local/Mul…