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Island of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean

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Puerto Rico: Island of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean
Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and from 1898 to 1932 also called Porto Rico in English, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of Miami, Florida.

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Oh Boy, It's A Two-Fer: US Gulf Coast Target Of Two Tropical Storms [Video]

Oh Boy, It's A Two-Fer: US Gulf Coast Target Of Two Tropical Storms

Amid the stormy weather of the political landscape, Gulf Coast residents need to pay close attention to the actual weather in the coming days. That's because not one, but two tropical systems could..

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Storm Isaias brushes off Florida, heads up East Coast [Video]

Storm Isaias brushes off Florida, heads up East Coast

Isaias, downgraded from a hurricane but still a powerful tropical storm, moved along Florida's eastern coast on Sunday, bringing strong winds but no longer posing a storm surge threat. This report..

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U.S. records over 25,000 COVID-19 deaths in July [Video]

U.S. records over 25,000 COVID-19 deaths in July

U.S. coronavirus deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally. This report produced by Jonah Green.

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Tropical Storm Isaias Heading Toward Florida [Video]

Tropical Storm Isaias Heading Toward Florida

Tropical Storm Isaias formed Wednesday over the Caribbean Sea. According to the National Hurricane Center, Isaias is forecast to make landfall over the Dominican Republic before noon Thursday...

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The story behind the protests in Puerto Rico

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Bad Bunny, Alejandro Fernandez lend star power to Biden campaign

Starting Friday, the Puerto Rican rapper, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, and Alejandro Fernandez, a popular Mexican singer, are lending their star wattage and strains from their..
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New Virus Hot Spots: U.S. Islands from Hawaii to Puerto Rico

U.S. islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific have growing cases of the coronavirus, which can spike even in places far removed from urban centers when controls are relaxed.
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Tropical Storm Laura pounds Puerto Rico; Marco set to become a hurricane: What we know

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Puerto Rico's low census response could have disastrous effects on its economy and recovery funding

Puerto Rico struggles to get citizens to respond to the 2020 census questionnaire, putting government funding at risk for the island. President Trump's decision to shorten the census deadline has made..
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Botched Primary Election Creates New Crisis in Puerto Rico: ‘This Is a Travesty’

Puerto Ricans lost confidence in their electoral system after ballots failed to reach polling places, forcing officials to partially suspend a primary.
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Puerto Rico primary election derailed as ballots fail to arrive at voting centers

Voters in Puerto Rico are demanding answers after some were denied access to voting centers because ballots didn't arrive in time. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud joined CBSN to explain what went..
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4.8-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Puerto Rico

The island has been shaken by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks since late last year.
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Massive Tropical Storm Isaias may reach parts of Florida by this weekend

Tropical Storm Isaias, now lashing Puerto Rico with wind and rain, is expected to be near hurricane strength as it approaches Florida's coast.
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Tropical Storm Isaias strengthens as it hits Puerto Rico; most of Florida in forecast path

The official forecast for Isaias shows peak winds of 70 mph when the storm is near the coast of Florida. High wind and heavy rain has hit Puerto Rico.
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Tropical Storm Isaias likely to form in Atlantic; warnings issued for Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

A tropical cyclone brewing in the Atlantic is likely to become Tropical Storm Isaias this week and it would affect Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
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Trump floated idea of selling Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, says ex-Homeland Security head Duke

Duke told the Times Trump floated some initial ideas: "Can we outsource the electricity? Can we sell the island? You know, or divest of that asset?"
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Puerto Rico, Still Reeling From Old Disasters, Is Slammed by Covid-19

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Hurricane fallout creates financial ruin for Puerto Rico's seniors with reverse mortgages

Reverse mortgages are failing at nearly double the U.S. national average in Puerto Rico, a problem magnified by natural disasters.
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Live Coronavirus Updates: Rule for Trump Rally Highlights Continued Threat

President Trump’s campaign is requiring rally audiences not to sue if they contract Covid-19. Oregon slows its reopening, while Puerto Rico is going full steam ahead. New York churches offer virus..
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Supreme Court Upholds Federal Response to Puerto Rico Debt

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Supreme Court lets Puerto Rico, after debt and disaster, avoid further upheaval

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds Puerto Rico financial oversight board appointments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld appointments to Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board that had been challenged by creditors in a ruling that avoids disruption to the panel's..
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Teachers step in to feed familes in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has failed to tap into millions of federal dollars set aside for the island as a growing number of unemployed parents struggle to feed their children. Teachers have stepped in to buy and..
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Bodies of 2 Transgender Women Found in Badly Burned Car in Puerto Rico

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Judge voids Puerto Rico pension law, delays effective date due to coronavirus

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Months After Puerto Rico Earthquakes, Thousands Are Still Living Outside

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Killing of Transgender Homeless Woman Sparks Outrage in Puerto Rico

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