D.C., Maryland and Virginia officials are headed to Cuba — together

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Officials from the District, Maryland and Virginia will pile together onto a plane late this week in the name of renewing ties between the U.S. capital area and Havana.

The 41-person delegation is scheduled to become the latest in a thickening stream of U.S. politicians and business leaders to visit Cuba since President Obama announced 14 months ago that the United States would reestablish diplomatic relations with the communist nation.

Wednesday’s announcement about the trip came a day after the stakes for future trade and tourism for American cities became much clearer: The U.S. and Cuban governments announced Tuesday that 110 direct daily flights between the two countries could resume as early as the fall.

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