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  • U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern, right, takes a tour inside Ernest Hemingway's former home near Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 17, 2014. Island curators gave the Massachusetts Democrat and a visiting U.S. delegation a rare guided tour inside the modest but graceful Finca Vigia, a hilltop estate that is surrounded by lush tropical fruit trees and boasts panoramic views of the Havana skyline. Scholars from both countries have been working together for more than a decade to preserve the home and its treasure trove of documents, everything from bar bills and bullfighting tickets to personal notes and recipes. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    US congressman celebrates Hemingway legacy in Cuba

    U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern visited Ernest Hemingway's former home outside the Cuban capital on Monday to celebrate a joint U.S.-Cuban effort to preserve and digitize the Nobel Prize-winning author's personal effects and writings.

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  • U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, a Massachusetts Democrat, issued a statement Tuesday rebuking Boehner while praising the Patrick administration for maintaining the benefit level.

    Massachusetts moves to head off food stamps cuts →

  • "Despite what Speaker Boehner said last week (ironically, on the same day he invited Pope Francis to address a joint session of Congress), this effort is not 'fraud' or 'cheating' - it's an effort by states like Massachusetts to provide food to hungry families," McGovern said.

    Massachusetts moves to head off food stamps cuts →

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