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U.S. hospitals head and shoulders above Cuban facilities

In 2011, I was a member of a group of physicians, dentists and nurses that went to Cuba to evaluate their healthcare system.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am
NWI man runner-up in one of world's 'most extreme' fitness challenges

NWI man runner-up in one of world's 'most extreme' fitness challenges

Ask Mike Durkin how one of his recent weekends went, and he'll likely say, "It sucked."

September 23, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Sox fight rain, bullpen to win on Ramirez homer

CHICAGO | In 2013, the White Sox would have added gloomy result to gloomy environs after Matt Lindstrom blew a save in the ninth inning Sunday.

April 13, 2014 7:45 pm
National badminton champs come to T.F. South for Carlton Cup

National badminton champs come to T.F. South for Carlton Cup

LANSING | Ilian Perez left his native land as a national champion.

January 13, 2014 10:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

"Nattering nabobs of negativism" is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, vice president in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am
"Should the United States lift the trade embargo against Cuba?"

"Should the United States lift the trade embargo against Cuba?"

Ella Hollis, Merrillville | "I think they should. We should be able to travel there freely. We want everyone to be democratic, so let them be whatever they want."

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
"Should the United States lift the trade embargo against Cuba?"

"Should the United States lift the trade embargo against Cuba?"

Nichole Thomas, Kouts | "In a way, yes. It should be one of our freedoms to trade or travel with them if we choose."

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
"Should the United States lift the trade embargo against Cuba?"

"Should the United States lift the trade embargo against Cuba?"

Jennifer Fejes, Merrillville | "Yes, it's only right. Everybody has a right to be who they want, and they do too."

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
"Should the United States lift the trade embargo against Cuba?"

"Should the United States lift the trade embargo against Cuba?"

Shirley Popyk, Lowell| "Knowing their history, it would be a negative. I think you have to look at the economic growth and change your mind, especially if it were good for us."

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
"Should the United States lift the trade embargo against Cuba?"

"Should the United States lift the trade embargo against Cuba?"

John Popyk, Lowell | "No, never. As long as they remain communist, then it should never be lifted."

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
"Should the United States lift the trade embargo against Cuba?"

"Should the United States lift the trade embargo against Cuba?"

Ryan Rogers, Gary | "Whatever someone wants to do, they should be able to. If you keep up on current events and know what to expect and still choose to go, then you should be allowed to."

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
"Should the United States lift the trade embargo against Cuba?"

"Should the United States lift the trade embargo against Cuba?"

Region views on trade with Cuba

September 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Only 41 minutes from Miami sits Cuba, a Third World country

Only 41 minutes from Miami sits Cuba, a Third World country

MUNSTER | During the 1920s, Yiddish-speaking Jews traveled to Cuba from Eastern Europe. Rather than a stopover on the way to the United States, Cuba became home.

April 05, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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Only 41 minutes from Miami sits Cuba, a Third World country

Only 41 minutes from Miami sits Cuba, a Third World country

Cubans work to repair an old Chevrolet on a street in Havana.

April 05, 2013 12:00 am
Only 41 minutes from Miami sits Cuba, a Third World country

Only 41 minutes from Miami sits Cuba, a Third World country

An expressive Cuban guitar player.

April 05, 2013 12:00 am
Only 41 minutes from Miami sits Cuba, a Third World country

Only 41 minutes from Miami sits Cuba, a Third World country

A Cuban woman smokes one of the country's famous cigars. The cigars are plentiful, but most Cubans cannot afford them.

April 05, 2013 12:00 am
Only 41 minutes from Miami sits Cuba, a Third World country

Only 41 minutes from Miami sits Cuba, a Third World country

An old Chevrolet is parked on a Havana street in Cuba.

April 05, 2013 12:00 am
Only 41 minutes from Miami sits Cuba, a Third World country

Only 41 minutes from Miami sits Cuba, a Third World country

Two men listen to a guitar player on a Havana street.

April 05, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Lingering Cold War legacy in Cuba is fading

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lingering Cold War legacy in Cuba is fading

Cuba’s President Raul Castro has made notable news by announcing on Feb. 24 that he will retire from that office in 2018. His older brother Fidel stepped down from the same post in 2008, after turning 85 years of age.

March 02, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Christopher Kennedy Lawford speaking March 16 at VU dinner event

OFFBEAT: Christopher Kennedy Lawford speaking March 16 at VU dinner event

Christopher Kennedy Lawford, whose parents are the late Patricia Kennedy Lawford and her actor husband Peter Lawford, is coming to Valparaiso University in March to speak at a dinner event in the ballroom of the Harre Student Union.

January 29, 2013 12:05 am
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