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The convoy carrying the ashes of Cuba's late communist leader Fidel Castro capped an island-wide journey on Saturday, reaching the cradle of his revolution for a big ceremony before his burial. Massive crowds cheered as the olive-green jeep that has pulled the cedar urn with Castro's ashes across Cuba since Wednesday rolled into Santiago de Cuba. The crowd, like others along the four-day, 900-kilometer (560-mile) trip from Havana, chanted "I am Fidel!" after a series of Castro speeches played on a giant screen.
NEW YORK (AP) — As a prominent advocate for human rights, the poet Rose Styron knew well the abuses in Fidel Castro's Cuba and the censorship of artists and publications with dissenting views. But when she and her husband, author William Styron, were invited to meet him in 2000 she didn't hesitate to accept.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The next Congress will begin work immediately next year toward repealing President Barack Obama's health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday.