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In this Dec. 7, 2012 photo provided by Derrica Hamilton is an exhibit at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich. The museum is sending its exhibition about one of the earliest Arab-American settlements to Ellis Island. The exhibit, titled "Little Syria," documents the once-thriving Lower Manhattan neighborhood home to many Arabs during the immigration wave of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (AP Photo/Derrica Hamilton)

Museum’s ‘Little Syria’ exhibit going to Ellis Island

- Associated Press

The Arab American National Museum is sending its exhibition about one of the earliest Arab-American settlements to Ellis Island, the same place where many of those immigrants first set foot in the U.S.

Tourists visit the Hamel Alley as a Cuban woman smokes a cigar in the background, in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Tourism to Cuba is up sharply in the months since Washington and Havana announced in December that they would move toward a historic rapprochement. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

Tourists flocking to Cuba ‘before the Americans come’

- Associated Press

Bookings to Cuba jumped 57 percent for one New York tour operator in the weeks after Washington said it would renew ties with Havana. In February, they were up 187 percent; and so far this month, nearly 250 percent.

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