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Trump’s been inconsistent on Cuba. Will Castro’s death make a difference?

While a Castro remains in charge of the communist island, the psychological impact of Fidel’s death can’t be ignored, said experts who’ve spent years immersed in the dynamics of U.S.-Cuba relations. Cuba experts like William Leogrande of American University say Fidel Castro’s passing may provide Trump with an opening to shift back to an earlier position when he supported relations with the island.

National

On calls with foreign leaders, Trump is still Trump

If you heard Donald Trump’s hyperbole-laced speeches on the stump, then you may have a good idea of what many foreign leaders could be hearing from the president-elect. “You have a very good reputation. You are a terrific guy...Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people,” Trump told Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday, according to a Pakistan report.

White House

Trump picks Elaine Chao to be transportation secretary

Donald Trump is nominating former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to be his secretary of transportation, his transition team announces. Chao, 63, was labor secretary under President George W. Bush and deputy transportation secretary under President George H.W. Bush. Chao is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Videos

Raul Castro delivers message about the death of Fidel Castro

Cuban President Raul Castro announced the death of his brother Fidel Castro on Cuban state media.
Cuba TV
Raul Castro delivers message about the death of Fidel Castro 1:24

Raul Castro delivers message about the death of Fidel Castro

Biden on Pence transition meeting: 2:28

Biden on Pence transition meeting: "No administration is ready on day one"

Obama: Concerns about Trump presidency, but the people have spoken 3:14

Obama: Concerns about Trump presidency, but the people have spoken

White House considers Kaepernick's perspective 1:18

White House considers Kaepernick's perspective "objectionable," but defends his right to expression