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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.
Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal plans to make an announcement in New Orleans this month on whether to enter the 2016 race for the party's presidential nomination. Jindal said he would make his decision public on June 24 but gave no other details. "If I decide to announce on June 24th that I will seek the Republican nomination for president, my candidacy will be based on the idea that the American people are ready to try a dramatically different direction," he wrote in a statement.