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People take part in a demonstration against the government of President Miguel Díaz-Canel in Havana, Cuba, on July 11. Photo: Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of people protested across Cuba on Sunday against food and medicine shortages during the pandemic, per AP.

Why it matters: It's unusual for demonstrations to be held against the Communist government, which is known for cracking down on dissent. The protests in Havana and elsewhere are the biggest since 1994, when an uprising saw many Cubans leave by sea, the New York Times notes.

A man is arrested during the anti-government protest in Havana on July 11. "Multiple people have been arrested," CNN reports. Photo: Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images
AP photographer Ramon Espinosa is grabbed by the police while covering the demonstration on July 11. AP reports that a group of government supporters assaulted him. Photo: Adalberto Roque/AFP via Getty Images
Cubans outside Havana's capitol building during an anti-government rally on July 11. Cuban activist Carolina Barrero told the NYT, "It is the most massive popular demonstration to protest the government that we have experienced in Cuba since ’59," when Fidel Castro took power. Photo: Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images
Díaz-Canel (C) with supporters in San Antonio de los Baños after the anti-government protests on July 11. Photo: Yander Zamora/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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Southern California beaches reopen, as oil spill cleanup continues

Oil spill cleanup workers search for contaminated sand and seaweed at Huntington Beach in California on Oct. 9. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

A Southern California coastal area closed since one of the largest oil spills in the state's recent history struck over a week ago reopened Monday, as cleanup efforts continue.

The latest: Huntington Beach's reopening Monday came sooner than many expected, after water quality tests came back with no detectable levels of oil associated toxins in the ocean water, AP reports.

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Driving the news: The independent Atlantic League — which has partnered with MLB since 2019 — last week announced it was doing away with robo-umps after testing them for the past season-and-a-half.

FBI conducts "court-authorized" search of Rep. Henry Cuellar's home

Rep. Henry Cuellar. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

The FBI said it conducted a "court-authorized" search on Wednesday in the area of the Texas home of Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas).

State of play: "The FBI was present in the vicinity of Windridge Drive and Estate Drive in Laredo conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity," an FBI spokesperson told Axios, adding that they "cannot provide further comment on an ongoing investigation."