US officials seek end to Cuban restrictions on diplomats

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U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont leaves his hotel for a tour of the city during a three-day visit to Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Leahy heads the first congressional delegation visit to Cuba since President Barack Obama announced in December plans for renewed economic ties and other administration-led initiatives aimed at re-establishing relations with Cuba. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)WASHINGTON (AP) — American officials head to Havana this week with fairly modest goals of cooperation with the Cuban government, seeking an end to restrictions on the U.S. Interests Section there so that an embassy — and symbol of the two countries’ new relationship — can eventually be established.