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Seven would-be Cuban emigres remain in a homemade boat moments before being arrested by Cuban military agents after their attempt to escape from the island nation was thwarted by the sea currents, on June 4, 2009 in Havana. The boat-people's raft was brought back to the coast just in front of the US Interest Section office in Havana as they tried to cross the shark-infested Florida Straits. The United States, in another move aimed at thawing relations with Cuba, has offered to resume migration talks with the communist-ruled island almost six years after they were suspended. AFP PHOTO/ADALBERTO ROQUE (Photo credit should read ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuban Refugees Take to the Waters as Raúl Castro Ramps Up Oppression

Nearly 100 Cuban refugees reached the United States in the past week, with 51 refugees landing in the Florida Keys on Sunday alone. With the number of Cubans risking their lives on the high seas booming since President Barack Obama “normalized” relations with Cuba in 2014, officials fear a greater increase following the death of Fidel Castro.

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Kardashian Tuesday Night Fireworks Party Frightens L.A. Residents

Santa Monica and Marina del Rey residents were awakened in the middle of the night Tuesday by a raucous fireworks show thrown by Khloe Kardashian in honor of her boyfriend James Harden’s birthday party – and it’s not clear that the reality TV starlet secured the proper permits, or even needed any, for the bash.

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Libyan Patrol Boat Allegedly Opens Fire on Migrants, Killing One

A patrol boat allegedly opened fire on a raft carrying about 130 migrants off the coast of Libya on Monday, killing one and leaving another injured. According to witnesses from the raft, members of the Libyan military patrol were attempting to rob the passengers, but when they resisted, the militia answered with several rounds of gunfire.

More Pirate Fishing Off the Texas Coast!

In a Saturday story from Breitbart Texas, you read about a tough new bill being pushed by the Texas congressional delegation to combat illegal fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. The need for that law was proven again on Friday, as not one, but two Mexican Lanchas were seized in US waters for poaching with illegal long lines and gill nets.