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When Barack Obama visited his father's homeland of Kenya in 2006, thousands flocked to the streets to see the fast-risingU.S.senator whom many embraced as if he were a native son.

Now, Obama is preparing to make his first visit to Kenya as U.S....

US, Cuba to face off on human rights

MIAMI -- The latest round in the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement gets underway Tuesday when the two countries meet in Washington to discuss the potentially divisive issue of human rights.

A State Department spokesperson said the two sides will "discuss ...