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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

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Traveling To Cuba: What You Need To Know

Travel to Cuba from America has been expanded upon due to a new presidential policy. Find out how this foreign policy shift will effect future travel.

12/19/2014

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Democratic Lawmakers Applaud Presidential Plan To Normalize Relations With Cuba

Democratic Southland lawmakers expressed support Wednesday for President Barack Obama’s plan to normalize relations with Cuba, calling it a reversal of ineffective, decades-old policies.

12/17/2014

Los Angeles Dodgers Photo Day

Cuban Man Who Smuggled Dodger Slugger Yasiel Puig Into LA Speaks Out

A man who helped smuggle the Dodger star Yasiel Puig into the U.S. spoke out on Friday.

CBS Los Angeles–10/03/2014

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Man Charged In Florida Plot That Smuggled Yasiel Puig Out Of Cuba

A South Florida man has been arrested for his alleged role in a smuggling venture that brought Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba, according to court records.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2014

Los Angeles Dodgers Photo Day

Dismissal Hearing Set In Dodgers’ Puig Lawsuit

A hearing has been set on a motion by attorneys for Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Cuban man blaming the player for his imprisonment and torture on the communist island.

05/12/2014

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks to take his positon after grounding out to end the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on July 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Article Alleges Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig Dealt With Smugglers, Drug Cartel In Escape From Cuba

The security of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig may be in question after an article emerged with a number of surprising claims regarding his escape from Cuba to the United States.

04/15/2014

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Cuban Baseball Player Takes Bat To Face In Brawl

A bench-clearing brawl in which a ballplayer hit a rival in the face with a bat had disgusted sports fans and pundits bemoaning the state of Cuba’s national sport on Tuesday.

02/18/2014

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Dodgers Reach Preliminary Agreement With Cuban Infielder Erisbel Arruebarruena

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached preliminary agreement with another Cuban infielder Erisbel Arruebarruena, according to MLB.com.

02/12/2014

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51 Years Later, Cuban Brother And Sister Reunite In LA

A brother and sister from Cuba were reunited Wednesday after 51 years.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/20/2013

Cuban baseball player Alexander Guerrero (L) tags out US baseball youth team player Kris Bryan (R) in second base, during a friendly match at the Latinoamericano stadium in Havana, on July 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO (credit: STR/AFP/GettyImages)

Dodgers, Guerrero Reportedly Agree To 4 Years, $28 Million

The Dodgers have agreed to a $28 million, four-year contract with Cuban prospect Alexander Guerrero, according to a person familiar with the deal.

10/22/2013

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Diana Nyad Arrives Home To LA After Record-Breaking Cuba-Florida Swim

The inspiring 64-year-old athlete arrived at LAX to fanfare and balloons, as dozens of friends, family members and supporters applauded her extraordinary accomplishment.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/05/2013

US swimmer Diana Nyad begins her attempt to swim in a three-day non-stop journey from Havana to Florida at the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club, in Havana on August 31, 2013. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGE (credit: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

Record Swimmer Nyad Credits Success Of Cuba-Florida Swim To Protective Mask Developed In Pasadena

Diana Nyad credits the success of her 100-mile record swim, in part, to a mask that she wore that prevented jellyfish from stinging her in the face.

09/03/2013

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Author Eduardo Santiago Discusses New Book, ‘Midnight Rumba’!

Author Eduardo Santiago stopped by KCAL9 Wednesday to tell viewers about his new book, “Midnight Rumba”!

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/21/2013

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers warms up during batting practice before MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 22, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (credit: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Suit Alleges Puig Lied About Smuggling Plan

A lawsuit seeking $12 million from Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig says he and his mother lied to Cuban authorities about a plan to smuggle the player out of the country.

07/22/2013

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