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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Her Jewish Roots At Hanukkah Event
The New York Democrat said that many generations ago, her family members were Sephardic Jews who fled the Spanish Inquisition.
More Than A Year Post-Maria, Puerto Rico's Governor Beseeches Congress For Help
Accusing lawmakers of treating Puerto Ricans "differently than other U.S. citizens," the governor requested more federal assistance to help the island bounce back.
Trump Wants To End Hurricane Maria Relief Funding To Puerto Rico: Report
Axios reported that the president was even hoping to demand some of the relief money back.
The Trump Administration's Response To Hurricane Maria Could Doom Florida Republicans
Puerto Ricans have been steadily turning central Florida blue for a decade. But Maria built a network that has mobilized the diaspora like never before.
Patients with kidney failure in Puerto Rico travel 10 hours by land and air to get dialysis treatment
Five dialysis patients on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques have died while waiting for a dialysis clinic to finally reopen after Hurricane Maria. The remaining dialysis patients in Vieques must travel 25 miles by land and water to receive treatment.
Trump, Without Evidence, Accuses Puerto Rico Of Abusing Hurricane Relief Funds
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz quickly responded to the president's latest smear.
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In Puerto Rico, Patients Are Still Waiting For A Dialysis Clinic That May Never Come
Five dialysis patients on Vieques have died while waiting for a clinic to reopen after Hurricane Maria.
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House Passes Bill To Improve Casualty Count In Natural Disasters
Puerto Rico's woefully inaccurate mortality count from Hurricane Maria's should serve as a lesson, said Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), who introduced the bill.
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Donald Trump: 'Absolute No' On Puerto Rican Statehood Bid If San Juan Mayor Stays
The president tore into Carmen Yulín Cruz and lamented that he never got a thank you for his response to Hurricane Maria.
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Baby Trump Blimp Highlights Puerto Rico Rally Near Mar-a-Lago
"Big, angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands" hits Florida on one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria.
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A Year After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Has Improved But Not Fully Recovered
Residents in impoverished Puerto Rican communities in have been largely forgotten by federal and local government agencies.
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White House Brags About Trump's 'Historic Recovery Effort In Puerto Rico'
In the year since Hurricane Maria, conditions for storm survivors remain dire.
Hurricane Maria Took Almost Everything From Them. Now These Families Fear A Future Storm.
After a year of trying to rebuild with little government aid, these communities in Puerto Rico aren’t ready for another blow.
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Hurricane Maria's Effect On The Health Care Industry Is Threatening Lives Across The U.S.
A year after the storm hit Puerto Rico, IV saline bags -- a bedrock of medical care -- are still hard to find.
FEMA Stopped Paying For Hotels For Displaced Puerto Ricans. Now Some Are Homeless.
Other Hurricane Maria evacuees who’ve since managed to get their own place are teetering on the brink of homelessness.
A Year After Hurricane Maria, School Closures Make Trauma Worse For Puerto Rico's Children
The storm took away homes and loved ones. Now, kids dealing with anxiety and depression are losing familiar classrooms.
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Puerto Rico Could Be A Solar Pioneer, But The GOP Wants A Fossil Fuel ‘Theme Park’
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A year after Hurricane Maria, the case for community-owned, renewably-powered microgrids is growing clearer.
This Is What Life Is Like For Children In Post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico
School closures mark another loss for children in Puerto Rico still mentally recovering from Hurricane Maria.
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About A Quarter Of The Public Believes Trump's Conspiracy Theory On Hurricane Deaths
But most Americans correctly say Puerto Rico has yet to recover from last year's storm.
FEMA Boss Defends Trump's Puerto Rico Death Toll Denial: 'Numbers Are All Over The Place'
"I don't know why these studies were done," FEMA administrator Brock Long said.
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Trump Fumes Over Puerto Rico Toll As Death Count Rises For Hurricane Florence
At least five deaths so far have been linked to Florence, now a tropical storm. Meanwhile, the president continues to rant about last year's disaster.
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Donald Trump's Hurricane Florence 'Rumor Control Page' Retweet Backfires
Trump shared a link to a FEMA page that busts fake news about the storm, and many people noted the hypocrisy of the falsehood-spreading president.
San Juan's Mayor Explains How She Got On Board With Same-Sex Marriage
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Carmen Yulín Cruz recalls the moment that changed her outlook on LGBTQ rights more than a decade go.
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John Heilemann: Donald Trump 'Is The First Puerto Rican Truther'
"It’s like the Sandy Hook truthers are going, ‘Dude, people died.'"
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'Daily Show's' Trevor Noah Tracks Worst U.S. Squall: 'S**tstorm Donald'
They're Category 4 tweets!
Seth Meyers Shreds 'Mid-Level' YouTuber Donald Trump Over Hurricane Florence Warning
The "Late Night" host also bashed the president for lying about the official death toll in Puerto Rico from last fall's Hurricane Maria.
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