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Eye Opener: The president signs an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico

CBS News Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Dorian. Also, Purdue Pharma is offering $10 to 12 billion to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits accusing them of fueling the opioid crisis. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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After approving an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Trump took a swipe at the U.S. territory in a tweet. Reuters reports that President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Puerto Rico “one of the most corrupt places on earth”. The U.S. territory is preparing for a major Tropical...

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