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Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Trying to Revive Puerto Rico’s Devastated Coffee Industry Featured
Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Trying to Revive Puerto Rico’s Devastated Coffee Industry
October 26, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Taking a break from conquering Broadway, making movies and writing books, Lin-Manuel Miranda tromped up a muddy slope in Puerto Rico’s highlands on Wednesday assessing his next challenge: helping revive the island’s ailing coffee industry. Read More

Design Suggests Suspicious Packages Intended to Spread Fear Rather Than Destruction National Security
Design Suggests Suspicious Packages Intended to Spread Fear Rather Than Destruction
October 26, 2018
by Christina Paulos

October 26, 2018 By Richard Winton, Eli Stokols and Noah Bierman WASHINGTON — Because none of the 10 suspicious devices sent to prominent figures in recent days has ignited, investigators now suspect that either a would-be bomb maker is inept or the packages were intended to spread fear… Read More

Pentagon to Order More Troops to Border After Trump Vows to Use Military to Halt Migrant Caravan Immigration
Pentagon to Order More Troops to Border After Trump Vows to Use Military to Halt Migrant Caravan
October 26, 2018
by Christina Paulos

The Pentagon is sending 800 or more additional troops to the Southwest border in response to President Donald Trump’s vow to use the military to block a caravan of Central American immigrants from entering the United States, a U.S. official said. Read More

Federal Judge to Order Ga. Counties to Stop Absentee Ballot Rejections Voting
Federal Judge to Order Ga. Counties to Stop Absentee Ballot Rejections
October 25, 2018
by Christina Paulos

A federal judge intends to issue an injunction barring Georgia election officials from tossing certain absentee ballots without giving would-be voters advance notice and a chance to rectify any issues. The implementation of... Read More

Steyer Pays Millions to Engage an Unreliable Demographic: Young Voters 2018 Midterms
Steyer Pays Millions to Engage an Unreliable Demographic: Young Voters
October 24, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Tom Steyer made his fortune as a hedge fund manager taking risky bets in volatile conditions. In this year’s high-stakes midterm elections, the billionaire turned political activist is making another costly wager on one of the... Read More

Few People Want to Be Poll Workers, and That’s a Problem Voting
Few People Want to Be Poll Workers, and That’s a Problem
October 24, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Local election officials are dealing with a myriad of issues ahead of November’s contentious midterms, not least of which is securing systems from malicious actors. One lesser-known problem that continues to concern them... Read More

Trump to Meet Putin Again Next Month After Another White House Reversal Foreign Affairs
Trump to Meet Putin Again Next Month After Another White House Reversal
October 24, 2018
by Christina Paulos

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Paris next month, their second one-on-one meeting this year as the Justice Department continues looking into whether the president’s 2016 campaign... Read More

Plans Offer a Peek Into Elon Musk’s Secret Tunnel in California, Including an Elevator Hidden in a Garage Innovation
Plans Offer a Peek Into Elon Musk’s Secret Tunnel in California, Including an Elevator Hidden in a Garage
October 24, 2018
by Christina Paulos

When Elon Musk’s tunneling firm began digging in Hawthorne, Calif., last year, the construction site next to Space X headquarters was barely noticeable, sandwiched between a home improvement store and a parking garage. Read More

Kanye West Gives $73K to Chicago Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia 2018 Midterms
Kanye West Gives $73K to Chicago Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia
October 23, 2018
by Christina Paulos

When Chance the Rapper endorsed little-known candidate Amara Enyia for Chicago mayor last week, she had just $67.54 in her campaign bank account and faced tens of thousands of dollars in fines from the Illinois State Board of Elections. Read More

In Khashoggi’s Death, A Battle Over Regional Power Looms Foreign Affairs
In Khashoggi’s Death, A Battle Over Regional Power Looms
October 23, 2018
by Christina Paulos

October 23, 2018 By Nabih Bulos BEIRUT — The slow-speed admission by Saudi Arabia that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul has been more than a begrudging journey toward justice. It has also become the latest front in a battle for regional power… Read More

Migrant Caravan Continues March Through Mexico In The News
Migrant Caravan Continues March Through Mexico
October 22, 2018
by Christina Paulos

A caravan of Central American immigrants started walking north into Mexico early Sunday, continuing their journey to the U.S. border. More than 1,000 immigrants set out before dawn on the only road out of the small Mexican... Read More

Saudi Account of Khashoggi’s Death Runs Into a Wall of Skepticism in Washington Foreign Affairs
Saudi Account of Khashoggi’s Death Runs Into a Wall of Skepticism in Washington
October 22, 2018
by Christina Paulos

The Saudi government moved Sunday to shield Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the ascendant power inside a royal family with long-standing ties to U.S. leaders, from the fallout over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi... Read More

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