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Alan Gross says Bernie Sanders praised Cuba during prison visit

‘I don’t know what’s so wrong with this country,' Sanders said according to former State Dept. subcontractor imprisoned in Cuba for 5 years.

Alan Gross says Bernie Sanders praised Cuba during prison visit

'I was in Israel 60 times before I decided to immigrate'

Alan Gross, after spending 5 years in a Cuban prison, is starting over in Israel.

'I was in Israel 60 times before I decided to immigrate'

Alan Gross on Fidel Castro: ‘History will never absolve him'

Gross was imprisoned for five years in Cuba for his efforts to assist its Jewish community.

Alan Gross on Fidel Castro: ‘History will never absolve him'

Gross says he felt 'neglected' by the government

Alan Gross, who was jailed in Cuba for spying, says he was mistreated by his captors and felt abandoned by his own government.

Alan Gross says he felt 'neglected' by the government

Supreme Court Rejects Alan Gross Imprisonment Suit

Suit he been seeking $60 million in compensation for five-year prison term in Cuba.

Supreme Court Rejects Alan Gross Imprisonment Suit

Alan Gross to Attend State of the Union Address

Released Cuban prisoner Alan Gross, as well as 22 others, will be First Lady Michelle Obama's guests for the State of the Union address.

Alan Gross to Attend Obama's State of the Union Address

US Gov't to Pay Alan Gross $3.2 Million in Damages

American contractor who spent five years in a Cuban jail reaches settlement with US government over his ordeal.

US Gov't to Pay Alan Gross $3.2 Million in Compensation

Gross: This is the Best Hanukkah in a Long Time

Alan Gross, who was released after five years in a Cuban jail, says "it's good to be home" upon arriving in Washington.

Gross: This is the Best Hanukkah in a Long Timeplayer

Obama: Cuban Embargo 'Outdated', 'Does Not Work'

Barack Obama announces formal renewal of diplomatic ties with Cuba in statement from White House.

Obama: Cuban Embargo 'Outdated' and 'Does Not Work'

Cuba, US to Resume Ties after Fifty Years

Alan Gross swapped for 3 Cuban nationals, officials say - opening up ties between Washington, Havana for first time since 1961.

Cuba, US to Resume Ties after Fifty Years

Alan Gross Freed From Cuban Prison

Jewish-American held in Cuba since 2009 released after years of campaigning by his family for his freedom.

Alan Gross Freed From Cuban Prison

Obama: There Are Contacts with Cuba to Free Gross

President Obama says the United States is negotiating with Cuba for the release of jailed contractor through a “variety of channels.”

Obama Acknowledges Contacts with Cuba to Free Alan Gross

U.S. Urges Cuba to Free Gross for Mother's Funeral

United States urges Cuba to allow imprisoned contractor to travel home to attend his mother's funeral as a humanitarian gesture.

U.S. Urges Cuba to Free Alan Gross for His Mother's Funeral

Cuba's FM Meets Jailed American's Lawyer

Cuba's top diplomat meets with a lawyer for jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross.

Cuba's Foreign Minister Meets Jailed American's Lawyer

American Jailed in Cuba Ends Hunger Strike

U.S. contractor Alan Gross ends an eight-day hunger strike after a telephone conversation with his mother.

American Jailed in Cuba Ends Hunger Strike

Cuban Wants Prisoner Swap for Jailed US Contractor

Cuban authorities say American-Jewish aid contractor Alan Gross in 'stable' condition, after nearly a week on hunger strike.

Cuban Authorities Want Prisoner Swap for Jailed US Contractor

American Captive in Cuba Starts Hunger Strike

Imprisoned American-Jewish subcontractor Alan Gross has been held in Cuba since 2009, again calls on Obama to help.

American Captive in Cuba Starts Hunger Strike

'Dumb' Social Media App Threaten US-Cuba Relations

Cuba accuses Washington of using ZunZuneo app in covert op. to overthrow gov't; jailed American-Jewish aid worker at risk.

'Dumb' Social Media Program Could Worsen US-Cuba Relations

Alan Gross Personally Appeals Obama for Release

Imprisoned American-Jewish contractor feels 'abandoned' by Obama administration, sends personal appeal to President to intervene.

Captive American Makes Personal Appeal to Obama for Release

U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Alan Gross

Federal judge dismisses a lawsuit brought by Alan Gross against the U.S. government, for whom he was working when he was arrested.

U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Alan Gross

Jailed Alan Gross Settles Suit Against Employer

American-Jewish contractor settled lawsuit against his US government employer, claiming mission risks were underestimated.

Imprisoned Alan Gross Settles Lawsuit Against US Employer

Cuba Open to Talks with US Over Alan Gross

Cuba ready to open talks with the United States on swapping their respective nationals held for spying, says Cuban FM.

Cuba Open to Talks with US Over Alan Gross, Detained 'Spies'

'Cuban Five' Member Must Renounce US Citizenship

Member of "Cuban Five" group convicted of espionage will be allowed to remain permanently in Cuba in exchange for renouncing US citizenship.

'Cuban Five' Member Must Renounce US Citizenship: Court

Kerry: U.S. Working to Free Alan Gross

Washington is seeking to free two U.S. citizens held in Cuba and Iran, but has rejected a swap deal with Havana, says Kerry.

Kerry: U.S. Working to Free Alan Gross

Havana: US Denying Access to 'Cuba Five' Member

Cuba accuses the US of unfairly denying its consular officials access to one of the members of the "Cuban Five" group convicted of espionage

Havana Claims US Denying Access to 'Cuba Five' Member

'Give and Take' Needed in Release of Prisoner

US Senator, back from a trip to Cuba, said that a "give and take" is needed by both sides to gain the release of Jewish-American Alan Gross

'Give and Take' Needed in Release of Jailed American in Cuba

US Delegation Asks Cuba to Release Alan Gross

Members of Congress have gone to Cuba in an attempt to free imprisoned American Jewish social worker Alan Gross, age 63.

US Delegation Asks Cuba to Release Social Worker Alan Gross

Wife of Alan Gross Sues US for Cuba Incarceration

Wife of Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross is suing the United States government and global development company DAI for up to $60 million

Wife of Alan Gross Sues US for Husband's Cuba Incarceration

500 Rabbis Call for Release of Jailed Alan Gross

The wife of jailed American contractor Alan Gross and 500 rabbis from around the world continue to appeal to Havana on his behalf.

500 Rabbis Call for Release of Jailed US Contractor Alan Gross

Cuba Refuses to Release Sick Jewish Prisoner

An American-Jewish contractor who is imprisoned in Cuba is being denied requests for release despite being diagnosed with cancer

Cuba Refuses to Release American-Jewish Prisoner who fell Ill

44 Senators Urge Castro to Release Alan Gross

A bipartisan group of Unites States senators wrote a letter to Cuban President Raul Castro, urging him to release Alan Gross.

Dozens of Senators Urge Cuban President to Release Alan Gross

Alan Gross' Lawyer: He is Not Healthy

The lawyer for U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who is in jail in Cuba, rejects claims by Havana that his client is in good health.

Alan Gross' Lawyer: He is Not Healthy

Cuba Insists Alan Gross is in Decent Health

Cuba insists that jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross is in decent health, despite his wife's assertion he has lost more than 100 pounds.

Cuba Insists Alan Gross is in Decent Health

Gross' Lawyers Ask UN to Help Release Him

Lawyers for Allan Gross, who is imprisoned in Cuba, ask a UN working group on arbitrary detentions to press for their client's release.

Gross' Lawyers Ask UN to Help Release Him

Gross: 'Very Comforting to Know I'm Not Forgotten'

Alan Gross thanks Jewish community for efforts in attempting to secure his release; Says, "It's very comforting to know I'm not forgotten."

Gross: 'It's Very Comforting to Know I'm Not Forgotten'

Cuba Willing to Negotiate Realase of Alan Gross

Cuban authorities may be ready to negotiate the status of jailed American Alan Gross, a senior Cuban official said.

Official: Cuba Willing to Negotiate Release of Alan Gross

Papal Visit Elicits Hope for Freedom of Alan Gross

Wife of Alan Gross expressed hope that the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba would help bring about her husband’s release.

Papal Visit Elicits Hope for Freedom of Alan Gross

Alan Gross' Wife Hopes for Act of Goodwill

In response to decision to temporarily release a Cuban spy, Rene Gonzalez, wife of Alan Gross says she hopes for reciprocal act of goodwill.

Alan Gross' Wife Hopes Cuba Will Reciprocate Act of Goodwill

US Senators Meet Castro, Discuss Gross' Release

Senators Leahy and Shelly met with Cuban President Raul Castro to discuss release of Alan Gross, who is serving 15 year jail sentence.

US Senators Meet Castro, Discuss Alan Gross' Release

Cuba to Free 2,900 Prisoners, But Not Alan Gross

Cuban President Raul Castro says he will free nearly 3,000 prisoners on humanitarian grounds, but not US Jewish social worker Alan Gross.

Cuba to Free 2,900 Prisoners - But Not American Jew Alan Gross