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Rep. Perry: Puerto Rico victims aren't dying

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Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) defends the Trump administration's recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, claiming hurricane victims aren't dying from lack of water and food. [Source]

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Editorial: The Spiraling Diaspora From Puerto Rico

“Yo no me quito” — “I’m not quitting” — some still vow, but many are fleeing in desperation.

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Editorial: A Way to Help Refugees From Puerto Rico

A group supported by The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund helps those who fled the devastation to start a new life in New York.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Utuado Journal: Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Small Gesture at a Time

Since Hurricane Maria steamrollered Puerto Rico, the day-to-day job of digging out, sometimes block by block, has fallen largely to island residents.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Months After Storm, Puerto Rico Stares Down Another Blow: The Tax Bill

An intellectual property tax in the Republican bill is raising fears that it will further damage the island’s struggling economy.

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...but people paying alimony aren't

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Ebola victims sue Sierra Leone government over mismanaged funds

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Two Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone filed a lawsuit in a regional court on Friday, accusing the government of mismanaging funds during an epidemic that killed more than 3,000 people in the West African nation.

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Victims of Mexico military abuses shudder at new security law

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Human rights activist Juan Carlos Soni fears a new security law passed by Mexico's Congress on Friday could mean his death after he suffered beatings, electrocution and abduction at the hands of the armed forces four years ago.

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Modern Love: Getting Married Is Better Than Dying, Right?

She was gravely ill. He had a job with health insurance. Nothing like tying the knot on the way to the hospital to make someone believe in love.

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Six months on, London holds memorial for Grenfell fire victims

LONDON (Reuters) - Survivors of a fire that killed 71 people six months ago in the Grenfell Tower social housing block in west London will join firefighters and members of the royal family at a national memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral on Thursday.

Agriculture and Farming nytimes.com

More Victims of the California Wildfires: Avocados and Lemons

The largest of the fires has damaged a portion of the harvest in the country’s most productive region for both crops.

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BRIEF-Capricor & California Institute For Regenerative Medicine​ Entered Into Amendment 3 To CIRM Notice Loan Award

* CAPRICOR SAYS ‍ON DEC 11, CO, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE​ ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO CIRM NOTICE OF LOAN AWARD - SEC FILING

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Chinese and Studying in America

The determination and perseverance that have made Chinese students winners at home can deepen their sense of frustration abroad.

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BRIEF-Trico Bancshares Enters San Francisco Bay Area With Acquisition Of FNB Bancorp

* ENTERS SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA WITH ACQUISITION OF FNB BANCORP

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Subway bomber wounds self, three victims in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi man set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour on Monday, officials said, immediately calling it an attempted terrorist attack.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Lives at Risk Inside a Senior Complex in Puerto Rico With No Power

Conditions at the largest housing project for low-income seniors on the hurricane-ravaged island illustrate a health crisis for the most vulnerable.

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Wildfires, Puerto Rico, Star Wars: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Emergency Medical Treatment nytimes.com

Amid Puerto Rico Disaster, Hospital Ship Admitted Just 6 Patients a Day

The Comfort, a hospital ship, saved lives while on a relief mission to Puerto Rico, but its admissions process was a continuous work in progress.

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Melania Trump and Karen Pence to visit Texas storm victims

On Wednesday morning, first lady Melania Trump will make a return visit to Texas, accompanied by second lady Karen Pence, according to the White House.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: At 76, Studying Social Work After Reaching for a Helping Hand

Selwyn Allen, a longtime carpenter, fell behind on his rent while fighting bladder cancer. Now he’s seeking to make a late-in-life career change.

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Trump accuser: I feel forgotten -- why aren't people talking about him?

Rachel Crooks speaks with CNN's Alisyn Camerota about her accusation that President Trump forcibly kissed her in 2005.

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Fluor wins $831 million contract for Puerto Rico power work: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fluor Enterprises Inc, a subsidiary of Fluor Corp, was awarded an $831 million contract for construction services to help restore electric power to Puerto Rico, the Pentagon said on Friday.

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Egypt attack victims pray, mourn in Sinai mosque amid high security

AL RAWDAH, Egypt (Reuters) - People wounded in an attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai region that killed more than 230 returned to the site to pray on Friday and a top Muslim leader urged the army to destroy the "cancer" of insurgency.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Remembering the Victims of the Ghost Ship Fire

Friday: Ghost Ship anniversary, Kate Steinle verdict, Salinas Valley four decades later.

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

News Analysis: She Didn’t Fight Back. She’s Posting Selfies. The (Misguided) Reasons People Doubt Sexual Misconduct Victims.

Some common reasons raised for doubt, like a long delay before speaking out or a hazy recall of timing, are exactly what experts say they would expect to see after a sexual assault.

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Lawsuit questions conduct of Madoff victims' lawyer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new lawsuit accuses a lawyer representing hundreds of victims defrauded by Bernard Madoff of cheating her own clients through overbilling, discouraging settlements and having conflicts of interest.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: The Internet Is Dying. Repealing Net Neutrality Hastens That Death.

Over the last decade, a few giant corporations became an inescapable part of online life. Gutting net neutrality would cement their power.

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U.S. Senate liberals propose new steps for Puerto Rico recovery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Puerto Rico would get substantial debt relief and other new aid to help it recover from destruction inflicted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September, under legislation unveiled on Tuesday by leading liberals in the U.S. Senate.

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Tens of thousands dying from $30 billion fake drugs trade, WHO says

LONDON (Reuters) - One in 10 drugs sold in developing countries is fake or substandard, leading to tens of thousands of deaths, many of them of African children given ineffective treatments for pneumonia and malaria, health officials said on Tuesday.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Added to the Storm’s Toll, Guilt and Heartache for Puerto Ricans Who Fled

After Hurricane Maria, the reasons for leaving Puerto Rico were obvious. Still, an exodus has stirred guilt, resentment and fear it could slow the recovery.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Trump’s Paper Towels Aren’t Helping Puerto Rico

With little sign of progress, thousands of people are leaving for the mainland each day.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

Opinion: When Sexual Assault Victims Are Charged With Lying

Across the country, police have prosecuted women for false reports that turned out to be true.

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For Puerto Ricans, a bittersweet holiday

San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) -- On the southeastern coast of this island, where Hurricane Maria made landfall two months ago, the waves of the Caribbean lash the crumbling foundation of Jose Morales' battered seaside home.

Power Failures and Blackouts nytimes.com

Contractor for Puerto Rico Power Suspends Work, Citing Unpaid Bills

While its highly criticized $300 million contract has been canceled, Whitefish Energy Holdings says that it is still owed tens of millions of dollars.

Homosexuality and Bisexuality nytimes.com

Victims of Canada’s ‘Gay Purge’ to Get Apology from Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize next week for a program that removed perhaps thousands of gays and lesbians from the public service, the military and the Mounties.

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After CNN investigation, Puerto Rico asks for help to tally hurricane victims

Puerto Rico is asking for help with its efforts to tally deaths from Hurricane Maria.

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New Puerto Rico utility head, same old challenges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New leadership at Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility may not be sufficient to compensate for missteps following Hurricane Maria that led to delayed work, recurrent blackouts and more than $500 million in contracts with untested companies now under federal investigation.

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UPDATE 1-Fluor's work on Puerto Rico power project halted over safety issue

Nov 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Monday it temporarily halted Fluor Corp's work under its Puerto Rico power restoration contract over safety concerns and expects the work to resume on Tuesday.

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Whitefish is halting Puerto Rico power repairs

Whitefish Energy is stopping its work to restore Puerto Rico's broken electricity grid because the company says it is owed more than $83 million by the island's power authority.

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Fluor's work on Puerto Rico power project halted over safety issue

Nov 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Monday it temporarily halted Fluor Corp's work under its Puerto Rico power restoration contract over safety concerns and expects the work to resume on Tuesday.

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Hundreds of Las Vegas shooting victims file lawsuits in California court

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Hundreds of victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas filed five lawsuits on Monday in a California court against the operators of the hotel from which the gunman fired, the organizers of the country music festival he targeted and the killer's estate.

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Americans haven't forgotten about Puerto Rico, poll finds

Two months ago today, Hurricane Maria made direct landfall in Puerto Rico, devastating the island and wiping out the power grid and transportation infrastructure for its millions of residents.

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Dying at home rather than in hospital, elderly Japanese "go to the afterlife quietly"

TOKYO (Reuters) - After he was diagnosed with leukaemia in July, Katsuo Saito decided not to treat it and opted for palliative care. He had a hard time finding a bed at a hospice or hospital, so he...

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Grace Notes: Studying Fake News About Voltaire, Spread by Voltaire Himself

A professor says that the 18th-century French satirist lied about his date of birth not to hide a scandal, but to create one.

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Why I'm marching for Puerto Rico

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Despite Menendez mistrial, corruption cases aren't dead

Twelve jurors in New Jersey couldn't reach consensus in the federal corruption trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez after 11 weeks together, but it took only minutes for some outside the courtroom to form unanimous agreement as to why.

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Puerto Rican migration could shape Florida for years to come

In the wish lists of Democratic strategists, one imagines the arrival of tens of thousands of Democratic-leaning voters to Florida, seemingly overnight, ranks pretty high.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

A Great Migration From Puerto Rico Is Set to Transform Orlando

Tens of thousands of new arrivals fleeing damage from Hurricane Maria have arrived. Many expect to stay — and they could reshape Florida and its politics.

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority nytimes.com

C.E.O. of Puerto Rico Power Authority Resigns

Ricardo L. Ramos stepped down amid a continuing blackout on the island and withering criticism for a costly repair contract.

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U.S. agency approves AT&T drone in Puerto Rico for cellular service

Nov 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday said it had approved a request by AT&T Inc to use a new drone known as the Flying Cow or Cell on Wings to help restore cellular service in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

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UPDATE 3-Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The head of Puerto Rico's indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory's governor said.

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Puerto Rico electric power boss resigns

Ricardo Ramos, the executive director of Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority (PREPA), resigned Friday, according to PREPA spokesperson Odalys de Jesus.

Latin Grammy Awards nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Puerto Rico Mattered at the Latin Grammys. So Did Salsa.

As anti-immigrant sentiments spread and natural disasters have torn through Latin America, the awards became a showcase for Latin pride and solidarity.

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Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of Puerto Rico's indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory's governor said.

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UPDATE 2-Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The head of Puerto Rico's indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory's governor said.

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Mladic still a hero in dying home village

BOZANOVICI, Bosnia (Reuters) - The sign nailed to a tree marking one of the few paved roads bears the name of the village's favorite son: "General Mladic Street".

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U.S. Congress to seek new tax incentives for Puerto Rico rebuilding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he wants to craft changes to a just-passed tax overhaul bill to provide "additional tax incentives" that would help Puerto Ricans recover from Hurricane Maria.

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'What Not to Wear' hosts aren't in sync

Friendship appears to be out of style for the former co-hosts of "What Not To Wear."

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The victims: A student, a son, a father and a volunteer

A food pantry volunteer, a waitress, a worker with autism, and an aspiring musician were killed over the span of a month in Tampa while they were walking alone at night.

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Fifteen bullet-ridden kidnap victims found in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police on Wednesday found 15 bullet-ridden bodies of kidnap victims near the border with Iran, a favored route for human traffickers taking workers illegally to Europe.

Economic Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

As Power Grid Sputters in Puerto Rico, Business Does Too

The catastrophe of the storm has been followed by an economic disaster with no end in sight.

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Puerto Rico utility defends decision to postpone mutual aid

(Reuters) - Puerto Rico's electric utility on Tuesday defended its decision not to seek mutual aid from mainland utilities immediately following Hurricane Maria in a contentious hearing with the U.S. Senate's energy and natural resources committee.

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Sandy Hook victims' families to argue case in Connecticut Supreme Court

HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut's highest court is set to hear arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched case brought by the families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting against the maker of the assault rifle used by the killer.

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US general leads troops out of Puerto Rico

The three-star general is leaving Puerto Rico, ending his mission of providing relief from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

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U.S. judge denies request for outsider to oversee Puerto Rico's PREPA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a request to install a former military officer to oversee Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility, PREPA, a victory for Governor Ricardo Rossello, whose government opposed the appointment.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Puerto Rico’s Actual Death Toll

Trump’s initial figure turns out to be woefully low.

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Puerto Rico requests $94.4 billion from U.S. Congress for rebuilding

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello on Monday requested $94.4 billion from Congress to rebuild the island's infrastructure, housing, schools and hospitals devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

After Hurricane, Signs of a Mental Health Crisis Haunt Puerto Rico

The storm’s violent winds and screeching rains assaulted the island’s psyche for 72 hours, and public health officials say much of the population shows signs of post-traumatic stress.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Side Street: Battered and Tattered, Puerto Rico’s Flag Still Waves

A mural in a Bronx body shop portrays the island’s recovery efforts in a heroic light, likening its people’s resolve to the flag-raising at Iwo Jima.

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UPDATE 1-AIRSHOW-Boeing studying business case for new mid-sized jet

DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Boeing is deepening its study of a proposed new mid-market aircraft as it prepares to decide whether to bring the project to market, a senior executive said on Saturday.

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AIRSHOW-Boeing studying business case for new mid-sized jet

DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Boeing is furthering its study of a proposed new mid-market aircraft as it prepares to decide whether to bring the project to market, a senior executive said on Saturday.

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Puerto Rico's emergency director resigns

Puerto Rico's emergency management director resigned Friday as the island's slow recovery continues nearly two months after Hurricane Maria made landfall.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Emergency Manager Resigns in Puerto Rico; Army Ends Its Mission

The head of Puerto Rico’s emergency management agency resigned Friday, on the same day that the Army announced that its mission on the island had ended.

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In Puerto Rico, a sinkhole of rebuilding struggles

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Along a stretch of highway in suburban Bayamon, Puerto Rico, construction workers tried desperately to make progress repairing a 100-foot-long sinkhole before the clouds rolled in.

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BRIEF-Perry Ellis International says appointed ‍jorge Narino as interim CFO

* ‍Perry Ellis promotes SVP of SEC Financial reporting to interim CFO​

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Editorial: Puerto Rico’s Second-Class Treatment on Food Aid

A 35-year-old budget cap has denied the island the more generous and swifter relief that storm victims this year in Texas and Florida received.

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Dying 9-year-old boy gets an early Christmas

A little boy with terminal cancer receives more than 40,000 Christmas cards and gifts from around the world.

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Puerto Rico's power problem just got so much worse

A massive outage has wiped out power to Puerto Rico's capital San Juan.

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FEMA to transport Puerto Rico's hurricane survivors to US mainland

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will help transport hurricane survivors from Puerto Rico to the continental United States, with priority given to approximately 3,000 people who are living in shelters, the agency said.

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Tribute to Las Vegas victims marks CMA Awards as Brooks wins top award

(Reuters) - The Country Music Association's (CMA) annual awards on Wednesday blended somber reflections on recent tragic events including the Las Vegas mass shooting, with show-stopping performances by top music stars and even a dose of political humor.

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The two leaders, the first, a vocal critic of the press and the other an enforcer of strict media censorship, aren't expected to take questions

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Puerto Rico Deaths Spike, but Few Are Attributed to Hurricane

Officials said deaths spiked in September, casting doubt on the official storm toll even as FEMA planned to fly 3,000 residents in shelters off the island.

Skin nytimes.com

Gene Therapy Creates Replacement Skin to Save a Dying Boy

Doctors grew sheets of healthy skin that were transplanted onto a boy with a genetic disease that caused blistering and tearing all over his body.

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Doctors unite to deliver supplies to Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Harvey flooded her city of Houston in August, Jennifer McQuade planned to donate socks.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Why the Tally of the Church Shooting’s Victims Included a Fetus

Whether an unborn baby is legally a separate victim of murder from its mother varies from state to state, and is tangled up in the debate over when life begins.

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Peak oil? Majors aren't buying into the threat from renewables

HOUSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Two decades ago, BP set out to transcend oil, adopting a sunburst logo to convey its plans to pour $8 billion over a decade into renewable technologies, even promising to power its gas stations with the sun.

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INSIGHT-Peak oil? Majors aren't buying into the threat from renewables

HOUSTON/LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Two decades ago, BP set out to transcend oil, adopting a sunburst logo to convey its plans to pour $8 billion over a decade into renewable technologies, even promising to power its gas stations with the sun.

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Man offers free coffins for Texas shooting victims

When Trey Ganem heard about the shootings in Sutherland Springs, he jumped in his car and drove 100 miles to the mourning town.

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Puerto Rico board, governor take power struggle to Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federally appointed oversight board that manages Puerto Rico's finances asked Congress on Tuesday for backing in its fight with the island's governor over who should take charge of limping efforts to restore electric power after Hurricane Maria.

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Perry named new president of USA Gymnastics

(Reuters) - Kerry J. Perry was named president and chief executive officer of USA Gymnastics on Tuesday, the governing body said in a statement.

Christians and Christianity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Living, Loving and Dying in Church

A pastor at a church near Sutherland Springs says violence should never happen in sacred community spaces.

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Puerto Rico board asks Congress for backing in fight with governor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federally appointed oversight board that manages Puerto Rico's finances asked Congress for support on Tuesday in its fight with the island's governor over who should take charge of halting efforts to restore electric power after Hurricane Maria.

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UPDATE 1-Centerra Gold to buy AuRico Metals in C$310 mln deal

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Canadian miner Centerra Gold Inc said on Tuesday it would buy smaller rival AuRico Metals Inc in a deal valued at C$310 million ($243 million).

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Another small firm wins Puerto Rico power deal

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What we know so far about the victims

Many of them had known each other for years. That's no surprise in a small town like Sutherland Springs, Texas, where lives intersect daily on the street, at the school and in the church.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017) nytimes.com

Texas Shooting Victims Included Children and a Pregnant Woman

A pastor’s 14-year-old daughter and several members of one family were also killed in the church massacre, the authorities said.

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Puerto Rico oversight board, PREPA to testify at House hearing Tuesday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' Natural Resources committee, citing concerns about power contracts in the wake of Hurricane Maria, is set to hear testimony on Tuesday from Puerto Rico's oversight board and the territory's bankrupt power utility, PREPA.

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At least 8 of the 26 victims were members of the same family, residents tell CNN

A shooter killed 26 people at a Texas church and at least eight of those victims were members of the same family, according to a relative and a community leader who both spoke to CNN.

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Why McRibs and PSLs aren't sold year-round

'Tis the season for spicy lattes, fast food turkey sandwiches and pumpkin-flavored everything.

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Mayor: Puerto Rico death toll may be higher

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz suggested that the death toll in the aftermath of the hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico is actually hundreds higher than official government count numbers.

Puerto Rico nytimes.com

Exposures: Puerto Rico in the Dark

Photographer Joseph Rodríguez captures the isolation of a storm-ravaged island.

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MEDIA LINK-Mall landlord Taubman sues Saks Fifth Avenue over Puerto Rico store -WSJ

Nov 4 (Reuters) - https://www.wsj.com/articles/mall-landlord-taubman-sues-saks-fifth-avenue-over-puerto-rico-store-1509741207

Perry, Rick nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Rick Perry’s Strange Sex Story

Fossil fuels can fix anything.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Puerto Rico on Her Mind: How to Help a Stricken Island Called Home

Many loyal visitors to the Caribbean, including this writer, plan to travel to their island getaways, eager to help out, if only with their tourism dollars.

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Puerto Rico's PREPA utility creditors say power grid damage is overblown

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bondholders of Puerto Rico's bankrupt power utility, PREPA, said on Friday that the damage to the local electric grid by Hurricane Maria is not as bad as the island's government says, and could be fixed quickly with an outside energy expert in charge.

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Former Puerto Rico official denies any role in Whitefish deal

(Reuters) - A former Puerto Rico official who has been mentioned in connection with a controversial contract to restore electricity to the bankrupt U.S. territory after Hurricane Maria has denied having any role in securing it. 

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RPT-Former Puerto Rico official denies any role in Whitefish deal

Nov 3 (Reuters) - A former Puerto Rico official who has been mentioned in connection with a controversial contract to restore electricity to the bankrupt U.S. territory after Hurricane Maria has denied having any role in securing it.

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Exclusive: Trump boosts disaster aid for Puerto Rico rebuild

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday agreed to expand the use of disaster aid to help rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid and other infrastructure wrecked by Hurricane Maria, the White House said.

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Exclusive: Trump agrees to pick up 90 percent of Puerto Rico rebuilding costs - aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday agreed to expand the use of disaster aid to rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid and other infrastructure wrecked by Hurricane Maria, and said the federal government would pick up 90 percent of the costs, a senior White House official told Reuters.

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New York to send 350 utility workers to Puerto Rico: Cuomo

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York will send 350 utility workers and 220 vehicles and crews to help rebuild Puerto Rico's energy grid, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference Thursday with Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello.

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New York to send 350 utility workers to Puerto Rico - Cuomo

NEW YORK, Nov 2 (Reuters) - New York will send 350 utility workers and 220 vehicles and crews to help rebuild Puerto Rico's energy grid, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference Thursday with Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello.

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Puerto Rico governor knocks U.S. Army Corps response after hurricane

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lacked urgency in restoring power to the storm-hit island, and that it was pushing the clean-up effort down the road.

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South Korea: Pyongyang is readying for another nuclear test

South Korea's spy agency predicts Pyongyang is preparing to carry out additional nuclear tests, after noting "active movement" of vehicles around a missile research institute in Pyongyang.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. House questions FEMA over Puerto Rico power contracts

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Nov 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' energy committee on Wednesday said it wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to explain how it is overseeing contracts for rebuilding Puerto Rico's power grid after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

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House questions FEMA over Puerto Rico power contracts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' energy committee on Wednesday said it wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to explain how it is overseeing contracts for rebuilding Puerto Rico's power grid after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

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Puerto Rico seeks help as Medicaid crisis deepens after Maria

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Puerto Rico, still reeling from Hurricane Maria, is asking the Trump administration and U.S. lawmakers for help in staving off a Medicaid crisis that has put a quarter of the island’s residents at risk of losing medical care.

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EPA says water at Puerto Rico Superfund site is OK to drink

Water drawn from wells at a hazardous waste site in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico meets federal drinking water standards and is fit for consumption, the US Environmental Protection Agency said in a news release on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-Puerto Rico calls on U.S. utilities to help restore power

Oct 31 (Reuters) - It took almost six weeks, but Puerto Rico has finally called on U.S. mainland utilities to help restore power after Hurricane Maria knocked out electric service to all of the U.S. territory's 3.4 million residents.

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UPDATE 1-Puerto Rico calls on U.S. utilities to help restore power

Oct 31 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) executive director Ricardo Ramos sent a letter to utility industry trade groups requesting assistance for power restoration crews, a Puerto Rico government official said on Tuesday.

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UN experts blast US disaster response in Puerto Rico

Some 3.4 million Americans are facing "alarming" conditions more than a month after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, UN human experts said, calling the disaster response there ineffective compared with the urgency of federal aid to storm-ravaged states on the US mainland.

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Puerto Rico calls on U.S. utilities to help restore power

(Reuters) - Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) executive director Ricardo Ramos sent a letter to utility industry trade group American Public Power Association (APPA) requesting assistance for power restoration crews, a Puerto Rico government official said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Puerto Rico's path to restore power shifts after Whitefish exit

* Governor says 1,000 crews needed, compared with 400 now (Adds details, bullet points)

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Puerto Rico's path to restore power shifts after Whitefish exit

NEW YORK, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico nearly six weeks after Hurricane Maria are shifting as the island's utility and its regulators, along with U.S. authorities, removed a key contractor Sunday and moved to triple the funding of another.

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Source: FBI opens inquiry into Whitefish's Puerto Rico contract

The FBI has opened a preliminary inquiry into the $300 million Whitefish Energy Holdings contract secured by PREPA in Puerto Rico, according to a source with knowledge of the inquiry.

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Court orders Nigeria to pay $288 million to 1967 war victims

ABUJA (Reuters) - A court on Monday ordered Nigeria to pay 88 billion naira ($288 million) in damages to victims of the 1967 civil war for failure to fully de-mine and clear the land of other weaponry after the end of hostilities.

Whitefish Energy nytimes.com

F.B.I. Said to Be Investigating Puerto Rico Power Contract

Agents from the San Juan field office are reportedly looking into the circumstances surrounding a disaster-recovery deal involving Whitefish, a small Montana firm.

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TIMELINE -The long power restoration process in Puerto Rico

Oct 30 (Reuters) - The following is a timeline of the efforts to restore power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, which knocked out power to all 1.5 million homes and businesses on the island.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

José Andrés Fed Puerto Rico, and May Change How Aid Is Given

The chef’s huge effort is just the latest led by cooks, who are showing a more agile, locally based way to feed people after a disaster.

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Puerto Rico moves to cancel Whitefish power contract after uproar

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's government power company said on Sunday it would move to cancel a $300 million repair contract with a tiny Montana company to restore power to the storm-hit U.S. territory after an uproar over the deal.

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Puerto Rican rain forest obliterated

CNN's Martin Savidge takes viewers for a first hand-look at the devastation which left Puerto Rico's El Yunque National Forest in ruins.

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Puerto Rico governor calls for cancellation of Whitefish contract

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló wants to cancel a tiny Montana company's $300 million contract to restore power to the storm-hit U.S. territory and expects help from the governors of Florida and New York, his office said on Sunday.

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Puerto Rico's governor: Cancel Whitefish contract

Government Contracts and Procurement nytimes.com

Puerto Rico’s Governor Calls for Whitefish Energy Contract to Be Canceled

Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s decision came after concerns about how the small Montana company won a contract for up to $300 million to rebuild part of the island’s electrical grid.

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Mexico’s Day of the Dead Parade Pays Tribute to Quake Victims

The annual parade also celebrated the rescuers who helped pull people from the rubble of collapsed buildings after two earthquakes in two weeks in September.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Side Street: On the Mainland, a Duty to Help Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico recovers from Hurricane Maria’s devastation, experts and residents say this is the opportunity for its diaspora to advocate and assist in rebuilding efforts.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Faith Moors 2 Victims of Hurricane Sandy in Life’s Storms

After years of disarray in the wake of the 2012 hurricane, a retired Orthodox Jewish couple find calm in a new home, aided by their unflinching faith in God.

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Tiny Montana firm's Puerto Rico power deal draws scrutiny

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal emergency officials raised "significant concerns" on Friday about a $300 million contract between Puerto Rico's storm-hit power utility and a tiny Montana firm, as Democratic lawmakers stepped up calls for an investigation of the deal.

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UPDATE 6-Tiny Montana firm's Puerto Rico power deal draws scrutiny

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Federal emergency officials raised "significant concerns" on Friday about a $300 million contract between Puerto Rico's storm-hit power utility and a tiny Montana firm, as Democratic lawmakers stepped up calls for an investigation of the deal.

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Tiny Montana firm's Puerto Rico power deal draws added scrutiny

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal emergency officials raised "significant concerns" on Friday about a multimillion-dollar contract between Puerto Rico's storm-hit power utility and a tiny Montana firm, as Democratic lawmakers stepped up calls for an investigation of the deal.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms nytimes.com

FEMA Cites ‘Significant Concerns’ With Puerto Rico Power Contract

The federal disaster relief agency said it was looking into whether a contract between the island’s utility and a small Montana company was reasonable.

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FEMA, U.S. lawmakers cite concerns over firm's Puerto Rico deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Questions over a multi-million dollar contract between Puerto Rico's power utility and a small Montana firm to repair storm damage grew on Friday as federal emergency officials raised "significant concerns" about the deal and Democratic lawmakers requested an investigation.

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Questions over Montana firm's Puerto Rico deal grow as FEMA cites concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Questions over a multi-million dollar contract between Puerto Rico's power utility and a small Montana firm to repair storm damage grew on Friday as federal emergency officials raised "significant concerns" about the deal.

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FEMA cites concerns over repair contract in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal emergency officials said on Friday they did not approve a multimillion dollar contract between Puerto Rico's power utility and a small Montana firm to repair storm damage, and has "significant concerns" about the deal.

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FEMA cites significant concerns with Puerto Rico energy deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Emergency Management Administration on Friday said it did not approve a multi-million dollar contract between Puerto Rico's power utility and a small Montana firm to repair storm damage, and has "significant concerns" about the deal.

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U.S. FEMA cites significant concerns with Puerto Rico energy deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Emergency Management Administration on Friday said it did not approve a multi-million dollar contract between Puerto Rico's power utility and a small Montana firm to repair storm damage, and has "significant concerns" about the deal.

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Puerto Rico's uncounted hurricane deaths

You won't hear about her death from officials investigating the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but you should know her name and her story.

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Puerto Rico residents are fleeing to Florida

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This court ruling could silence alleged victims of sexual misconduct

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U.S. House panel seeks documents on Puerto Rico utility repair contract

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional committee on Thursday set a Nov. 2 deadline for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to provide information related to its $300 million contract with a small Montana firm to repair damage to the utility's infrastructure caused by Hurricane Maria.

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Tiny firm's $300 million contract with Puerto Rico under federal review

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Puerto Rico's power outages are the largest in US history, report says

In terms of the total number of lost hours of electricity, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are in the midst of the largest blackout in US history, according to a report from an economic research company.

Disasters and Emergencies nytimes.com

Editorial: Powerless Puerto Rico

Three-quarters of the island has no electricity, but a tiny power company whose owner knows a cabinet member has $300 million contract.

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Deputy accused of stealing from a dying man

A sheriff's deputy is accused of stealing from the empty house of a dying man while Hurricane Irma put south Florida in a state of emergency. The incident was caught on security video.

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Victims of South Sudan attack on aid workers start testifying from U.S.

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Foreign victims of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan began giving testimony via video link from the United States on Wednesday in the trial of government soldiers accused of murder and gang rape.

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CORRECTED-INSIGHT-Damages for Grenfell fire victims may total just $5 mln - Reuters analysis

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The bill for compensating families of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire in London may be as low as 4 million pounds ($5 million), according to several lawyers and a Reuters analysis of how damages laws apply in England.

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Water-borne infections push Puerto Rico death toll higher

More than a month since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the death toll from the storm has risen to 51, according to Puerto Rico's Department of Public Safety

Solar Energy nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Rick Perry’s Anti-Market Plan to Help Coal

The energy secretary’s plan to subsidize coal and nuclear power would upend efforts to promote fair competition in electricity markets.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Some Schools Reopen in Puerto Rico, Making Do Without Power

Teachers and students hugged, shared storm stories, and tried to get back to learning in the least hard-hit areas after a month lost to Hurricane Maria.

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Puerto Rico, Whitefish defend controversial power contract

Oct 24 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico and Whitefish Energy Holdings on Tuesday defended their $300 million contract for the small Montana company to repair the U.S. territory's hurricane-ravaged power grid after the deal was criticized by U.S. lawmakers.

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Questions arise after tiny firm lands largest Puerto Rico contract

Power Failures and Blackouts nytimes.com

From Montana to Puerto Rico, a Small Firm Strikes a Powerful Deal

A $300 million contract between Whitefish Energy and Puerto Rican officials is drawing scrutiny in Washington.

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Jeff Flake, Puerto Rico, World Series: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Contractor builds three tiny homes to help wildfire victims

Charlie McEvoy was like everybody else in Northern California as he watched massive wildfires tear through his Sonoma County community: shocked and saddened beyond words.

Death and Dying nytimes.com

The Symptoms of Protracted Dying

The patient was stubborn and exceptional in life, so her family believed she would be exceptional in beating her prognosis.

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Puerto Rico schools converted to shelters

CNN's Polo Sandoval travels to a school in Puerto Rico that has been converted to a women's shelter after Hurricane Maria damaged classrooms and cut off bus access to its communities.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: In Puerto Rico, We Invented Resilience

Once again, we realize that we’re one of the Caribbean peoples on the hurricane highway.

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Why conservatives aren't buying McCain's Trump-bashing

There is something the media must remember when it breathlessly reports on prominent Republicans speaking out against President Donald Trump. Sen. John McCain's recent criticisms, for example, are news, yes, and so were Mitt Romney's and Paul Ryan's and others' in the past. They deserve to be reported.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Would Repealing the Jones Act Help Puerto Rico?

More than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated the American territory, a heated debate continues over a century-old shipping law.

Puerto Rico nytimes.com

‘Like Going Back in Time’: Puerto Ricans Put Survival Skills to Use

Using generators, rationing, and even bonfires, Puerto Ricans have had to get creative to survive weeks without power or regular water and food after Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico nytimes.com

Fine Arts & Exhibits: In Puerto Rico, Creating Art From Hardship

Inspired by troubles in the territory, the sculptors Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla will debut their latest work at Miami’s new museum in December.

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Puerto Rico wants Amazon's second headquarters

Shortages nytimes.com

U.S. Hospitals Wrestle With Shortages of Drug Supplies Made in Puerto Rico

Officials warn that Hurricane Maria’s effects on manufacturing on the island may be long-lasting.

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RPT-CORRECTED-INSIGHT-Damages for Grenfell fire victims may total just $5 mln - Reuters analysis

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The bill for compensating families of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire in London may be as low as 4 million pounds ($5 million), according to several lawyers and a Reuters analysis of how damages laws apply in England.

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Crews haul away remnants of Puerto Rican homes in trash

None of it was supposed to be garbage. Yet, for weeks, heaps of discarded possessions grew to towering heights across Puerto Rico.

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Schumer calls on Trump to appoint official to oversee Puerto Rico relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charles Schumer, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, is calling on President Donald Trump to name a single official to oversee and coordinate relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Downbeat Weekend With $21.7 Million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tyler Perry has prevented a disaster at the box office with the opening of Lionsgate's comedy sequel "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" scaring up a solid $21.7 million at 2,388 North American locations.

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How a 'grand bargain' on Puerto Rico's debt could work

Fareed Zakaria floated the idea of a "grand bargain" between the federal government and the people of Puerto Rico to resolve the country's economic crisis.

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Zakaria's 'grand bargain' to rebuild Puerto Rico

Fareed Zakaria proposes a "grand bargain' between the U.S. federal government and the people of Puerto Rico to resolve the country's economic crisis.

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Reopening of schools could bring some normalcy to Puerto Rico

As some public schools begin to reopen more than a month after Hurricane Maria plowed across Puerto Rico, Ezequiel Torres Rivas continues to call a high school classroom in the town of Corazal his home.

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UK PM May readying concessions on welfare reform - Sunday Telegraph

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is on the verge of making concessions around a key welfare reform that has angered opposition parties as well as members of her own Conservatives, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

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Balloons to beam cell service to Puerto Rico

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Plane by plane, New York greets Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane

NEW YORK (Reuters) - There were only a few minutes left before baggage carousel No. 4 jolted to life at John F. Kennedy International Airport, soon to be ringed with people coming from Puerto Rico on one-way tickets they never would have bought if not for the hurricane.

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Homeless teen spends birthday helping hurricane victims

Christopher Rodriguez turned 19 on Friday in his native Puerto Rico, and he spent his birthday giving -- giving aid to neighbors still struggling a month to the day after Hurricane Maria blasted the island.

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UPDATE 1-Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto Rico

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Experimental communications balloons provided by Alphabet Inc in collaboration with AT&T Inc will allow some of the carrier's customers in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico to send texts and access critical information on the internet, Alphabet said on Friday.

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John Kelly, Puerto Rico, Catalonia: Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto Rico

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said on Friday it is collaborating with AT&T Inc to deliver limited internet connectivity to the hardest-hit areas of Puerto Rico through its "Project Loon" balloon project.

Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (Movie) nytimes.com

Review: A Case of Déjà Vu in ‘Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’

In this sequel that feels like a remake, all prospects for amusement are never even vaguely realized.

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BRIEF-Southern Co's unit awarded contract by USACE to repair power grid in Puerto Rico​

* PowerSecure, a unit of co, has been awarded contract by USACE for additional support to repair power grid in Puerto Rico​

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FDA teams with medical companies in Puerto Rico to tackle shortages

(Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the agency was working with several pharmaceutical and medical device companies in Puerto Rico to prevent shortages of medical products in the United States as it joins a massive effort to help rebuild the island that was ravaged by Hurricane Maria.

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Mom watched son get into World Series on a generator-powered TV in Puerto Rico

As the Los Angeles Dodgers punched their ticket to the World Series Thursday night, the mother of one of the game's biggest heroes watched the game from a television set hooked up to a generator in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, he said.

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Thousands of Somalis gather to mourn bomb victims

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Thousands of Somalis prayed in Mogadishu on Friday at a symbolic funeral for more than 300 people killed by the country's deadliest truck bombing.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

'Perfect Storm' of Failures Leaves Puerto Rico in the Dark

One month after Hurricane Maria, experts say poor planning, logistical nightmares and dire financial straits are to blame for the slow response to Puerto Rico's major power outage.

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Anderson Cooper scores Trump's response to Puerto Rico

President Trump gave himself a 10 out of 10 for how the White House handled aid in Puerto Rico after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria. CNN's Anderson Cooper keeps Trump honest with a review of the response.

Power Failures and Blackouts nytimes.com

Puerto Ricans Ask: When Will the Lights Come Back On?

A month after Hurricane Maria knocked out power, 80 percent of Puerto Rico remains without electricity. And progress is slow.

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BRIEF-Mammoth Energy's Cobra subsidiary enters into contract for rebuilding Puerto Rico's energy infrastructure​

* ‍Mammoth Energy announces that its Cobra subsidiary has entered into a contract to aid in rebuilding of Puerto Rico's energy infrastructure​

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Trump says he will work with Congress on more aid for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will work with the U.S. Congress to approve grants and loans to help rebuild Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria a month ago.

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Expert: Water from a polluted Puerto Rico site 'safe to drink'

Water from three wells at a hazardous-waste site in Dorado, Puerto Rico, is safe for human consumption, according to tests conducted for CNN by a university lab.

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Trump puts Puerto Rico governor on the spot

Donald Trump asks Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Roselló if the Trump administration is doing a good job with hurricane relief efforts.

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Trump says to work with Congress on more aid for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will work with the U.S. Congress to approve grants and loans to help rebuild Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria a month ago.

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Puerto Rico gov. to discuss needs with Trump

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, ahead of a meeting Thursday with President Donald Trump, said he plans on discussing "pressing needs" with the President.

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Rubio urges Congress to adjust disaster aid bill for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Marco Rubio urged the U.S. Congress on Thursday to make changes to a disaster relief bill so that cash-strapped Puerto Rico can quickly access funds it needs to respond to the basic needs of its 3.4 million residents.