US, Cuba address obstacles to resuming diplomatic ties

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Ministry of Foreign Relations General Director for the United States, Josefina Vidal, and Cuban delegation members, sit across from U.S. delegates as they begin negotiations, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in decades kicked off two days of negotiations Wednesday after grand promises by President Barack Obama about change on the island and a somber warning from Cuba to abandon hopes of reforming the communist government. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles to normalized ties as the highest-level U.S. delegation to the communist island in more than three decades holds a second day of talks with Cuban officials.