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US Aid Worker Freed From Cuba Invited to Obama Annual Speech

The U.S. aid worker whose release from a Cuban prison helped pave the way toward restoring diplomatic ties with the communist nation will be among first lady Michelle Obama's guests for Tuesday's State of the Union address. Alan Gross and his wife Judy were reunited late last year, after Pope Francis helped play a major role in securing his freedom as part of a prisoner exchange. Obama later credited the historic exchange as the catalyst that led the U.S. to chance its stance...

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