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In Miami, Clinton set to call for lifting Cuba embargo

In Miami, Clinton will call for lifting US trade embargo on Cuba
Bill Barrow, The Associated Press

MIAMI - U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday will call on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since 1962.

The position, which the Democrat outlined already in her 2014 book "Hard Choices," puts her in line with President Barack Obama, who moved in December to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba and has called for normalized trade relations.

US agency says it is 'deeply concerned' about lion kill

US Fish and Wildlife Service says it is 'deeply concerned' about American's African lion kill
Mary Clare Jalonick And Richard Lardner, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is ready to assist Zimbabwe in its investigation of an American dentist's killing of a protected African lion and will conduct its own probe.

Laury Parramore of the Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday declined to say what the agency might do once it has more information. But she said the agency was "deeply concerned."

Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui

Environmentalists, union members protest Pacific trade pact being negotiated at Maui resort
By Audrey McAvoy, The Associated Press

LAHAINA, Hawaii - About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations.

The demonstrators blew into their shells in unison on Wednesday on the sand in front of the Westin Maui resort on Kaanapali Beach, where ministers were meeting this week to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

Protest organizers say the trade agreement would benefit a few major corporations while sacrificing protections for public health, the environment, local jobs and indigenous rights.

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