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US to Continue Push for Democracy, Rights in Cuba

President Barack Obama said the United States will "speak out forcefully" for the freedom of the Cuban people, after announcing a move toward normalizing ties with Cuba and opening an embassy on the communist-led island nation. In an interview with ABC News, Obama said he told Cuban President Raul Castro in a telephone call Wednesday the U.S. would continue promoting democracy and human rights. Obama said that he did not expect Castro to suddenly alter his government, but...

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