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Roofless Homes, Scattered Debris. Why Has Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Recovery Been so Slow? Puerto Rico
Roofless Homes, Scattered Debris. Why Has Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Recovery Been so Slow?

COROZAL, Puerto Rico — When Hurricane Maria tore through Cuba Libre, a small hamlet in central Puerto Rico, it ripped Iris Ortiz’s roof clean off. Two years later, as she stood on a neighbor’s elevated porch, she peered into the... Read More

At UN, Trump Wades Further Into Conflict of Interest Claims Against Biden In The News
At UN, Trump Wades Further Into Conflict of Interest Claims Against Biden

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday denied holding up a U.S. aid package to Ukraine if its then-incoming president refused to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. “I did not make a statement that you have... Read More

Washington, D.C. Mayor Claims Constitutional Right to Statehood In The News
Washington, D.C. Mayor Claims Constitutional Right to Statehood
2019-09-23 21:02:43
by Tom Ramstack

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser claimed at a congressional hearing last week that provisions of the U.S. Constitution give residents of her city a right to statehood. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held the hearing to discuss pending... Read More

Controversy Deepens As Trump Suggests He Discussed Biden With Ukraine President In The News
Controversy Deepens As Trump Suggests He Discussed Biden With Ukraine President

WASHINGTON — Fueling a political firestorm, President Trump appeared to acknowledge Sunday that he discussed political rival Joe Biden with the president of Ukraine during a July 25 phone call, at the same time renewing his attacks on a whistleblower... Read More

‘Do Something’: Active Shooter Trainings Teach How to Fight Back Against a Gunman In The News
‘Do Something’: Active Shooter Trainings Teach How to Fight Back Against a Gunman

GOLDEN, Colo. — The gunman paced the hallways of the charter school, passing framed paintings of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson before stopping outside classroom 138. There, he took a deep breath, yanked open the door and began firing. GOLDEN-CO-AUGUST... Read More

Americans’ Struggles With Medical Bills Are a Foreign Concept in Other Countries Health
Americans’ Struggles With Medical Bills Are a Foreign Concept in Other Countries

GORINCHEM, Netherlands — In France, a visit to the doctor typically costs the equivalent of $1.12. A night in a German hospital costs a patient roughly $11. And in the Netherlands — one of the few wealthy nations other than... Read More

To Rein in Cities, Texas Tries to Ban Their Lobbying Lobbying
To Rein in Cities, Texas Tries to Ban Their Lobbying

AUSTIN, Texas — The five lobbyists at Focused Advocacy represent more than 20 Texas cities before the legislature. The firm tracked 3,300 municipal-related bills during this year’s 140-day session, and the walls of its downtown Austin offices are decorated with... Read More

Health Care: Still Potent, But More Complicated in 2020 Election Health
Health Care: Still Potent, But More Complicated in 2020 Election

ATLANTA — On a recent sweltering August morning, Congresswoman Lucy McBath headlined a rally extolling the Affordable Care Act’s protections for patients. But the freshman Democrat, who represents a fast-changing swath of Atlanta’s northern suburbs, took care not to mention... Read More

Classes Without Textbooks? More Colleges Are Giving It a Try Education
Classes Without Textbooks? More Colleges Are Giving It a Try

PHILADELPHIA — When Natalie Flynn surveyed students in her Temple University intro to physical geology classes, she found half weren’t buying the textbook she used. Many couldn’t afford it. “We were developing a very, very uneven playing field in the... Read More

Emily Clyburn, Activist and Wife of Rep. Jim Clyburn, Dies at 80 Uncategorized
Emily Clyburn, Activist and Wife of Rep. Jim Clyburn, Dies at 80

WASHINGTON — To those unversed in South Carolina politics and civic life, she was the wife of 58 years to Democrat Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American in Congress. To everyone else, she was known, with great reverence, as Ms.... Read More

Border Wall Said to Threaten 22 Archaeological Sites in Arizona In The News
Border Wall Said to Threaten 22 Archaeological Sites in Arizona

WASHINGTON — The construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border could damage — or even destroy — up to 22 archaeological sites at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona, according to a report from... Read More

Trump Names Robert C. O’Brien As New National Security Adviser In The News
Trump Names Robert C. O’Brien As New National Security Adviser

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Robert O’Brien, the special envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department, will be his next national security adviser. O’Brien will be the fourth person to serve in the position under Trump.... Read More

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