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U.S. Top News: Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. officials

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Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. officials
WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has released all 53 prisoners it had promised to free, senior U.S. officials said, a major step toward d├ętente with Washington.
Supreme Court rejects Louisiana gay marriage case, takes no action on four others
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, which is in the midst of deciding whether to take up the issue of gay marriage, on Monday declined to take an early look at a challenge to Louisiana's state ban.
Auto industry's past and future collide in Detroit
DETROIT (Reuters) - For Detroit's first auto show of the 21st Century in January 2000, General Motors announced "the largest auto show exhibit ever in North America" to usher in the new Millennium.
Obama to propose new laws to protect consumer data, privacy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday plans to discuss three new proposed laws aimed at protecting Americans and the trail of data they leave on smart phones, computers and other devices.
U.S. bus lines added routes in 2014, airline flights fell: study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. bus companies continued to add daily scheduled routes linking cities around the country in 2014 with a 2.1 percent increase, while airline flights fell 3.5 percent, according to a study released on Monday.
Accused Silk Road creator goes to trial amid U.S. scrutiny of bitcoin
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. crackdown on use of the digital currency bitcoin for drug trafficking and other crimes is headed for its highest-profile test yet, as a trial begins for the alleged creator of an online marketplace catering to vice.
Climber clears key hurdle in bid to scale El Capitan in California
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One of two climbers trying become the first to scale a 3,000-foot (900-metre) face of the El Capitan rock formation in California's Yosemite National Park without bolts or other climbing tools has cleared a key stretch and believes he will make it to the top, representatives said on Friday.
Four men charged in gunfight that kills Kansas gun shop owner
(Reuters) - Four men who got into a gunfight that killed the owner of a Kansas gun shop will face first-degree murder charges, the Kansas City Star reported on Sunday, citing county records.
Police say gunman in Idaho shooting spree had multiple weapons
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A 29-year-old man who killed three people and critically wounded another during a shooting spree in the northern Idaho city of Moscow had five weapons in his car, police said on Sunday.
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