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Coast Guard repatriates 13 Cuban migrants

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has repatriated 13 Cuban migrants who were intercepted south of Key West.

Coast Guard officials say the group was taken Friday to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba. They were initially spotted in a boat by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircraft on Sunday.

A Coast Guard boat took the migrants on board. They were later transferred to the cutter Nantucket to be returned to Cuba. They were given food, water and basic medical care.

Under U.S. policy, most Cubans who make it to dry land are permitted to remain. Those intercepted at sea are generally returned to Cuba.

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