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Cuban Diplomats Expelled After U.S. Embassy Staff 'Incidents' In Havana

The State Department says several U.S. State Department officials in Cuba have developed strange medical symptoms. Reports suggest they may have been caused by a covert sonic weapon.

Updated at 8:58 p.m. ET

The U.S. State Department says it expelled two Cuban diplomats earlier this year after several Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Havana experienced strange medical symptoms and were either recalled to

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