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1972 Philadelphia Gay Pride march
John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives
Cherri Gregg
June 19, 2019 - 1:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While the Stonewall riots represented a shift in the gay liberation movement, people of color within the community also had to battle racism. Their LGBT identity, oftentimes, had to take a back seat. Blackness vs. gayness "Here in Philadelphia, we had our own things...
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Travel to Cuba has become more difficult -- and more confusing -- for US citizens and travelers subject to American jurisdiction.
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June 04, 2019 - 9:25 pm
Stacey Lastoe and Marnie Hunter, CNN (CNN) - - Travel to Cuba has become more difficult -- and more confusing -- for US citizens and travelers subject to American jurisdiction. Cruise ships will no longer be allowed to sail to the Caribbean island, according to a Trump administration announcement...
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<Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, was convicted of the execution style killing of Trooper Werner Foerester in 1977.
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Mike Dougherty
May 16, 2019 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's still a $2 million reward for a woman who killed a New Jersey state trooper in 1973 then escaped prison and fled to Cuba. Authorities say they're just as committed to catching her today as the day she broke free. Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur,...
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Ronnie Breslow
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Hadas Kuznits
May 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday is the 80th anniversary of the day the St. Louis ship left Germany in 1939, only to return to Europe a month later when no country would accept a boat of Jewish refugees. Ronnie Breslow of Elkins Park was an 8-year-old passenger on the St. Louis in 1939. She...
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A charter plane carrying 143 people and traveling from Cuba to north Florida sits in a river at the end of a runway, Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Gary McCullough/AP Photo
May 04, 2019 - 7:44 am
By Josh Replogle and Mike Schneider JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A chartered jet carrying 143 people from the U.S. military base in Cuba tried to land in a thunderstorm and ended up in the river at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Authorities said everyone on board emerged without critical injuries,...
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he royal couple began the first official trip to Cuba by the British royal family on Sunday, in a pomp-filled display of disagreement with the Trump administration's strategy of economically isolating the communist island.
Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo
March 25, 2019 - 8:34 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla began their first full day in Cuba Monday with a visit to Old Havana, touring churches, shops and cafes in the narrow cobblestoned streets of the historic center before other events around the capital city. The heir to the British throne arrived in...
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People collect water from an open pipe above the Guaire River during rolling blackouts, which affects the water pumps in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2019.
Fernando Llano/AP Photo
March 12, 2019 - 7:28 am
By Fabiola Sanchez and Scott Smith, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United States announced late Monday that it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation in the South American nation. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2018 file photo, a man walks beside Canada's embassy in Havana, Cuba.
AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File
January 30, 2019 - 10:26 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced Wednesday it is removing up to half of the Canadians at its embassy in Cuba after another diplomat fell mysteriously ill. Canada has confirmed 14 cases of unexplained health problems since early 2017. Twenty-six workers at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba have also been...
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People stand around a car that was overturned by a tornado in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo
January 28, 2019 - 8:04 am
HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba's capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of destruction across eastern Havana. Power was cut to many areas and...
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A Roman Catholic nun takes a photo with her phone at the Sacred Heart Church of Jesus in Sandino, Cuba. The church is the first new Catholic church to be built on the communist-run island since 1959.
Patrick Oppmann/CNN
January 27, 2019 - 2:23 pm
By Patrick Oppmann, CNN (CNN) -- Parishioners wiped away tears and gave thanks to God as the first Roman Catholic church built since the 1959 Cuban revolution opened its doors on Saturday. "To see this finished is like coming out of the night into the day," said Rev. Cirilo Castro, the Cuban priest...
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