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US contractor Alan Gross starts a hunger strike in hopes of being released from a Cuban military prison

US Contractor Alan Gross has been imprisoned in Cuba for the last four years on charges of spying. He's now going on a hunger strike. He says it's to protest both the Cuban and US government. Peter Kornbluh, of the National Security Archive, explains the real danger of Gross doing such a move, both for the contractor and for US Cuban relations.

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Guam loves Spam

The US Pacific Island territory of Guam is notable not just for its US military bases; Guam is also the world's leading consumer per capita, of Spam. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports about the Guamanian craze for processed meat.