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News Summary: Cuba, US try talking

The Associated Press

GETTING WARMER?: Cuba and the U.S. have taken some baby steps toward rapprochement in recent weeks that have people on the island and in Washington wondering if a breakthrough in relations could be just over the horizon.

BEEN THERE: Skeptics caution that the Cold War enemies have been here many times before, only to fall back into old recriminations.

TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE: Even the limited moves have sparked fierce criticism by those long opposed to engagement. Meanwhile, others say the Obama administration is too concerned with upsetting Cuban-American politicians and has missed opportunities to engage with Cuba at a crucial time in its history.