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Senate leader says Congress will block some Obama moves on Cuba | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Senate Republican said on Sunday that Congress is likely to block any nominee that President Barack Obama names as ambassador to Cuba and retain broad economic sanctions, even as Obama moves to establish diplomatic and economic ties with the Communist-run …

Cuba

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

Your Flipboard Guide to Surviving SXSW

The 2015 edition of South by Southwest conference and festivals kick off this Friday in Austin, TX. SXSW is part professional development, part creative outlet and a lot of party. Attendees this year can look forward to an opening night documentary about Russell Brand, Snoop Dogg‘s keynote address …

SXSW

Sprint will cover whatever it costs you to switch carriers

Sprint still really, <i>really</i> wants you to switch to its phone network. To that end, it just launched an offer that reimburses whatever it costs you to hop aboard, whether it's a contract termination fee or device installment payments -- there's no cap, as with other switching promos. The only big …

Cyclone Pam: aid agencies report widespread devastation in Vanuatu

The first aid agencies to reach Vanuatu reported a scene of widespread devastation on Sunday after a huge cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation, leaving thousands homeless. Dozens are feared to have died.<p>Air force planes began to arrive with supplies from Australia and New Zealand as …

Natural Disasters

'If not us, then who?' In the bull's-eye of ISIS

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Kayla Mueller, Peter Kassig, Alan Henning, David Haines -- just a few of the aid workers who have been abducted and killed by ISIS in the past year.<p>The exact number of aid workers currently being held is unknown; a level of secrecy tends to surround details of those currently …

Middle East

Atlanta police shoot naked and unarmed black man

<b>A white police officer in an Atlanta suburb shot dead an unarmed black man who was not wearing clothes on Monday.</b><p>The officer was responding to an emergency call about a man "acting deranged" and "crawling around on the ground naked".<p>DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander said no weapon was …