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President Obama’s trip to Cuba is the first by a sitting president in nearly 90 years. Calvin Coolidge was the last to visit the island in 1928.

Cuba and Hollywood

President Obama’s trip to Cuba is the first by a sitting president in nearly 90 years. Calvin Coolidge was the last to visit the island in 1928.

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