Nation & World

U.S., Cuba to resume diplomatic relations; American released

The United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century after the release of an American contractor held in prison for five years, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.

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Entertainment

Sony cancels release of ‘The Interview’ as movie theaters back out

The four largest theater chains in the U.S. said they would not show the movie, which depicts the assassination of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. The film has been at the center of a devastating hacking attack on Sony. U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that the North Korean government was centrally involved with the attacks on Sony’s computers.

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Education

Koch gives $11.25 million to Wichita State

Koch Industries and the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation are giving $11.25 million to Wichita State University, the largest single-time gift in university history. University leaders said the money will create a significant impact on education, local entrepreneurship, jobs and south-central Kansas economics.

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Editorials

State hospital needs long-term solution

The state likely had no choice but to limit admissions at Osawatomie State Hospital. But this drastic move to ease overcrowding could be harmful and dangerous, and the state needs to implement a long-term solution as soon as possible.

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