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    President Obama Further Eases Restrictions on Cuba U.S. President Barack Obama's administration announced Friday the easing of restrictions on Cuba in an attempt to create more economic opportunities between the two countries. The administration approved a package of regulatory changes that is intended to expand scientific, humanitarian, trade and commercial opportunities between the U.S. and Cuba. President Obama said "very real differences"...

    Bermuda Seeks Quick Recovery From Hurricane Nicole's Damages Heavy rains and wind dissipated overnight Thursday as many of island's 65,000 residents ventured outside to assess damage. Bermuda's government dispatched crews to clear roads and engineers to inspect infrastructure as the British territory moved to recovery quickly from Hurricane Nicole, which battered the island as a Category 3 storm.   The heavy rains and...

    Brazilian Prosecutors Bring New Charges Against Ex-President Brazilian prosecutors said on Monday that they brought new charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, adding yet another accusation to a series of corruption charges against the embattled left-leaning leader who is also a presidential hopeful for 2018. Federal prosecutors said in a statement that Silva interfered in state-run development bank...

    Colombia, No. 2 Rebel Group Announce Peace Talks The Colombian government and the country’s second largest rebel group have announced the start of peace talks October 27 in the capital of Ecuador. Monday’s announcement of talks with the 2,000-strong National Liberation Army comes just days after Colombian voters stunned diplomats and world leaders by rejecting a peace deal ending a half...

    Hurricane Matthew Death Toll Rising, Cholera Threatens Haiti Hurricane Matthew was downgraded as it made its way back into the Atlantic Ocean after wreaking havoc in several countries in the past few days. Communities that were in its path are beginning to assess the damage. The impoverished island nation of Haiti was the worst hit, with over 1000 people killed...

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    Blues send Brad Hunt back to AHL Chicago Wolves ST. LOUIS -- After an extremely brief stint in the NHL, defenseman Brad Hunt has been...
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