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Thu Apr 3, 2014, 08:28 PM

67. White House defends 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

Apr 3, 6:25 PM (ET) By DESMOND BUTLER, JACK GILLUM and ALBERTO ARCE

(AP) Students gather behind a business looking for a Internet signal for their smart phones in Havana,...
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was "invested and debated" by Congress and wasn't a covert operation that required White House approval.

But two senior Democrats on congressional intelligence and judiciary committees said they had known nothing about the effort, which one of them described as "dumb, dumb, dumb." A showdown with that senator's panel is expected next week, and the Republican chairman of a House oversight subcommittee said that it, too, would look into the program.

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