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Cuba invited to Smithsonian Folklife Festival

WASHINGTON -- In the latest opening of American doors to Cuba, the Smithsonian Institution is preparing to host the communist country on the nation's front lawn, the National Mall, for its annual Folklife Festival, in an event that could take ...

Senators push legislation to lift Cuba embargo

WASHINGTON -- Congress on Thursday began considering the first of what is expected to be a flurry of bills aimed at gradually doing away with the 54-year-old U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.

Six weeks after President Barack Obama began easing travel ...