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The US trade deficit fell back to a more normal level in April after a surge the previous month as the distortions from the West Coast port slowdown began to ebb. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that the April deficit fell to $40.9 billion from the huge $50.6 billion in March.
A game of political football became a friendly in every sense of the word as the New York Cosmos defeated Cuba in an exhibition match that underscored thawing ties between the United States and its bitter Cold War foe. The footballing milestone is seen as the first step of new era in sporting ties between the United States and Cuba, whose governments are seeking to bury five decades of bitter Cold War antagonism following a historic rapprochement. "Football brings people together and we saw this today in Havana," said Cosmos star Raul, the former Real Madrid and Spain striker.