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In this Dec. 17, 2014 pool photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington to announce the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests. Frequently criticized as cautious on foreign policy, President Barack Obama’s secret negotiations to overhaul U.S. policy toward Cuba suggest he is willing to make risky moves, if he can keep tight control of the mission and rely on a handful of close aides to carry it out . (AP Photo/Doug Mills, Pool)

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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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A U.S. Secret Service agent waits by the spare limousine before President Barack Obama's motorcade departs for a tour of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, Nov. 17, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks at the Professional Services Council Thursday about his department's implementation efforts related to President Barack Obama's action on immigration, and his need for a fully funded budget. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the son of Cuban immigrants, expresses his disappointment in President Barack Obama's initiative to normalize relations between the US and Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, frets that the Obama administration is willing to negotiate the release of spies or terrorists. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Anti-Castro protester Lazaro Lozano (left) argues with a pro-Obama supporter in the Little Havana area of Miami Wednesday in the wake of an Obama administration announcement that could mean a major shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama talks with President Raúl Castro of Cuba from the Oval Office, Dec. 16, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office, Jan. 28, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama laughs while walking with Senior Advisor David Axelrod on March 18, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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In this Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013, file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro, as it rains during a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela, at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa. (AP Photo/File) ** FILE **

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President Barack Obama laughs while walking with Senior Advisor David Axelrod following an event at the Costa Mesa Town Hall at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., March 18, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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National Edition News cover for December 17, 2014 - Judge finds power grab in Obama’s amnesty: President Barack Obama listens to a question as he speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, after he met with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama speaks to military members and families at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, in Wrightstown, N.J., in this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, accompanied Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., left, greets President Barack Obama upon his arrival on Air Force One, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., where the president was expected to speak to troops. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, to board Marine One en route to Andrews Air Force Base as he travels to New Jersey to speak to members of the military at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)