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FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo security officers walk in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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June 01, 2020 - 11:47 am
By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the oversight board established by Congress to help Puerto Rico out of a devastating financial crisis that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak, recent earthquakes and damage from Hurricane Maria in...
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58 years-old Maribel Rivera Silva rests outside a shelter afraid of aftershocks, after an earthquake in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
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January 08, 2020 - 11:50 am
By DANICA COTO Associated Press GUANICA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cars, cots and plastic chairs became temporary beds for hundreds of families who lost their homes in southwest Puerto Rico as a flurry of earthquakes struck the island, one of them the strongest in a century. The magnitude 6.4 quake that...
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Debris from a collapsed wall of a building litters the ground after an earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
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January 07, 2020 - 10:33 am
By DANICA COTO Associated Press PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, killing one man, injuring at least eight other people and collapsing buildings. The quake was followed by a series of strong aftershocks, part of a 10-day series of...
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A stationary bike stands where the roof collapsed next to a home's game room located on the second floor, which is the top floor, after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
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January 06, 2020 - 1:05 pm
By DANICA COTO Associated Press GUÁNICA, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the...
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(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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August 28, 2019 - 1:58 pm
By DÁNICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico faced its first major test of emergency preparedness since the 2017 devastation of Hurricane Maria as Hurricane Dorian neared the U.S. territory on Wednesday at hurricane force — and forecasters said it could grow to Category...
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(AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
August 08, 2019 - 1:17 pm
By DÁNICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez's own party were talking openly Thursday about their desire to see a fourth take over the...
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(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
July 23, 2019 - 12:34 pm
By DÁNICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rico judge issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials tied to a crude and offensive online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that threatens to bring down the U.S. territory's governor. Kelvin...
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About 200-300 people from the North Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth area) Puerto Rican community gather to protest Gov. Ricardo Rossello outside the Adobo Puerto Rican Cafe in Irving, Texas.  (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
(Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 11:26 am
By DÁNICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of Puerto Rican flags fluttered in the morning breeze as demonstrators arrived from across the island Monday for what many expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory, with irate islanders pledging...
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In this Nov. 6, 2018 photo, a Puerto Rican parrot eats inside one of the flight cages in the Iguaca Aviary at El Yunque, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
November 20, 2018 - 1:08 pm
By DANICA COTO , Associated Press EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico (AP) — 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...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, a Puerto Rican national flag is mounted on debris of a damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
August 28, 2018 - 12:49 pm
By DANICA COTO , Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An estimated 2,975 people died in the six months after Hurricane Maria as a result of the storm, with the elderly and impoverished most affected, according to a long-awaited independent study ordered by the U.S. territory's government...
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