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Miami businesses expect an upsurge in trade and travel to Cuba under new rules, but travel for tourism is still prohibited and the island has only a limited number of hotel rooms.

It's happened enough that it's a thing: A stellar actor is awarded for a not-so-stellar role. Many feel it happened again this week with the Oscar nominations.

Some U.S. cities are bypassing private Internet providers and creating their own, faster networks. But laws in 19 states impede those efforts, and some cities want the FCC to get involved.

World attention has been focused on terrorism in Paris, but meanwhile Boko Haram has murdered thousands just this month. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with journalist Alex Perry about the Nigerian group.

Lending money to energy companies can be pretty profitable, but if oil prices drop enough, the threat of bank defaults becomes real, Portales Partners analyst Charles Peabody tells NPR's Scott Simon.

The Supreme Court announced Friday it would hear appeals this term from four circuit courts that ruled on gay marriage last year. NPR's Nina Totenberg and Scott Simon discuss the implications.

Police in France continue operations aimed at capturing people suspected of involvement in the recent terror attacks in Paris. Correspondent Eleanor Beardsley shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.

Earlier this week, the university said Muslim students could use the chapel bell tower — but then backtracked after getting threats.

Those futuristic prototypes that cost millions to produce have re-emerged at the Detroit auto show. It's a sign that the industry has regained confidence amid an accelerating economy, analysts say.

French Jews, many with roots in North Africa, have immigrated to Israel since the country's founding. Unlike previous generations, the latest wave of arrivals is retaining more of its French identity.

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