Puerto Rico

David Caplan
March 15, 2020 - 1:55 pm
Puerto Rico announced drastic measures Sunday to combat the coronavirus pandemic: A curfew will be instated and non-essential businesses are being required to shut down.
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Tarrah Gibbons
October 30, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Tragedy struck a family as their 1-year-old daughter died after falling from a cruise ship. Multiple news outlets confirm that the grandfather of the baby has been charged with negligent homicide . A grandfather's arrest after a toddler in his care plummeted to her death off a cruise ship...
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Oprah Winfrey
Jefferson Graham, Jefferson Graham-USA TODAY NETWORK
April 09, 2019 - 1:11 pm
Oprah Winfrey is donating $2 million to help rebuild Puerto Rico in the aftermath of 2017’s Hurricane Maria.
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Puerto Rico Flag
Dreamstime
March 28, 2019 - 10:55 am
In a move that is almost certain to be shot down in the Senate, Florida Democratic Congressman Darren Soto will introduce a bill to admit Puerto Rico as the 51st state.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda
AP Photo/Carlos Giusti
January 12, 2019 - 2:12 pm
Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical "Hamilton" on Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and creator of the award-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton, receives a standing ovation with tears at the ending of the play's premiere held at the Santurce Fine Arts Center, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The musical is set to run for two weeks and will raise money for local arts programs. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
January 11, 2019 - 11:24 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical "Hamilton" on Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The audience giggled, hooted...
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Hamilton Fallon Miranda
AP Photo
December 18, 2018 - 7:57 am
Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" will air an episode next year from Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in "Hamilton."
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(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
November 20, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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September 20, 2018 - 6:25 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York is dispatching more college students to help rebuild homes in Puerto Rico. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that another 500 students from public schools around the state will head to the island territory this school year. Cuomo also says a memorial to the victims of...
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Donald Trump
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September 13, 2018 - 12:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official conclusion that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from last year's Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and calling it a plot by Democrats to make him "look as bad as possible." As...
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