US Lawmakers meet with jailed American in Cuba

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U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, center, takes pictures with his camera after a meeting with Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez in Old Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. U.S. lawmakers met Tuesday with Cuba's foreign minister and have been told they will be allowed access to an American imprisoned in Havana, with the State Department saying they will push for his release. The delegation, led by Sen. Patrick Leahy, was also hoping to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro before it departs Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — U.S. lawmakers confirmed on Wednesday that they visited an American man whose detention and long sentence in Cuba has hampered efforts to improve ties between the countries, but they gave no details on his condition or what was said.

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