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world lead

December 17th, 2014
06:46 PM ET

Reaction to news from Havana Streets

(CNN) – There's been praise and anger over the announcement of a dramatic change in the relationship between Cuba and the United States. CNN's Patrick Oppman reports from Havana, Cuba.

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December 17th, 2014
06:36 PM ET

Panel: Will lifting the embargo work?

CNN’s Jake Tapper sits down with Jeffrey Goldberg, National Correspondent for The Atlantic; Julia Sweig, Director for Latin American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Mike Gonzalez, Senior Fellow of International Studies at the Heritage Foundation, to discuss the impact of the monumental shift in diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.

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national lead

December 17th, 2014
06:23 PM ET

Panel: Hacker's 'cyber-terrorism' works

(CNN) - The cyber attack is crippling business at Sony Entertainment.

Aside from pulling the Dec. 25 film release amidst theater push-back, in the last two weeks, company stock has plunged more than 10 percent. Sony is also facing legal trouble. Two former employees filed a lawsuit saying the company failed to keep their personal information safe.

The deteriorating situation could have implications for the entire movie industry, not to mention national security.

Variety's senior editor Ted Johnson and former State Department official Jamie Metzl join "The Lead" to discuss the fallout.

national lead

December 17th, 2014
06:20 PM ET

Theaters cancel "The Interview" after threats

(CNN) - Before Sony officially announced its decision to postpone the release of "The Interview," nearly all major movie chains were giving into fears of security threats.

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December 17th, 2014
06:20 PM ET

Cuban-Americans voice disgust over deal

MIAMI (CNN) – Church bells rang out Wednesday afternoon in Havana, marking a major moment in history - Cuba and the United States are easing diplomatic relations after decades of ice-cold tension.

The news that President Barack Obama would outline such a massive change has been met with passionate opinions in the United States though it wasn't clear how average Cubans felt about it.

Because information is so tightly controlled by Cuban officials, one sign of whether change for the better is really possible on the island is whether the voices of everyday citizens will be heard.

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