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  • A car drives past a billboard in Havana in 2006 that reads in Spanish "70 percent of Cubans have been born under the embargo." Cuba updates its estimate of how much the embargo has cost it using a complicated - and some say flawed - calculus. (Associated Press)

    U.S. embargo on Cuba firmly in place

    When it started, American teenagers were doing "The Twist." The United States had yet to put a man into orbit around the Earth, and a first-class U.S. postage stamp cost 4 cents.


  • ** FILE ** A billboard in Havana in 2006 reads in English: "70 percent of Cubans have been born under the embargo." The U.S. economic embargo on communist-run Cuba turns 50 on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)

    No cigar: Economic embargo on Cuba turns 50

    When it started, American teenagers were doing the twist, the United States had yet to put a man into orbit around the Earth, and a first-class U.S. postage stamp cost 4 cents.


  • This undated photo released by the Pima County Sheriff's Office shows shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner. (Associated Press/Pima County Sheriff's Department via the Arizona Republic)

    Neighbor: Parents of shooting suspect devastated

    The parents of a man charged with trying to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords are devastated and guilt-ridden, a neighbor said, mourning their own tragedy as Tucson residents prepared Tuesday for a community memorial service and a visit from the president.


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