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"It's time to talk to Cuba."

That frank assessment from Rep. Barbara Lee, D-California, has resonated loud and clear from the island of Cuba -- 90 miles from the southernmost point of Florida -- to the halls of Congress.

For the first time in nearly 50 years, relations between the two nations, which have a history steeped in tension, have seemed to ease a bit. Read full article »

CNN's Jim Acosta, Arthur Brice and Elise Labott contributed to this report.

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