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Saving Mohammed

While he was on duty in Iraq, Major David Howell met Mohammed, then an 11-year-old boy who had suffered burn injuries. The major arranged to have Mohammed come to Michigan for a year for medical treatment. Howell tells anchor Marco Werman how it went.

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No cigar just yet: Many obstacles remain before complete normalization with Cuba

President Barack Obama’s December 17 announcement that he would begin normalizing relations with Cuba sparked hot debate on both sides of the Florida Strait. It also began a political process that won’t end until a highly fractious Congress can agree on new legislation, not likely to happen any time soon. Among other obstacles is the long-questioned human rights record of the Castro regime. Independent watchdog organization Freedom House says Cuba falls just shy of its “worst of the worst list” for denying its citizens political rights and civil liberties.