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  1. Pennsylvania woman sentenced to prison for $4M tax fraudRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2017 | The Gazette

    A Pennsylvania woman who operated two tax preparation businesses has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for filing $4 million in fraudulent tax returns. Authorities announced Friday that Jessenia E. Cordero, of Allentown, defrauded the IRS through a scheme where she filed tax returns under the stolen identities of multiple Puerto Ricans.

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  2. Puerto Rico upholds statehood demand in contentious voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | The Gazette

    Puerto Rico's governor is vowing to make the U.S. territory the 51st state after statehood won in a non-binding referendum hit by a boycott and low turnout that raised questions about the vote's legitimacy. Gov. Ricardo Rossello told a couple hundred supporters waving U.S. flags late Sunday that he will soon create a commission to appoint two senators and five representatives to demand statehood from the U.S. Congress, which has to approve any changes to the island's political status.

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  3. Puerto Rican voters back statehood in questioned referendumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2017 | The Gazette

    Puerto Rico's governor announced that the U.S. territory overwhelmingly chose statehood on Sunday in a nonbinding referendum held amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus of islanders to the U.S. mainland. Nearly half a million votes were cast for statehood, about 7,600 for free association/independence and nearly 6,700 for the current territorial status, according to preliminary results.

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  4. Puerto Rico mulls political status in new referendumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2017 | The Gazette

    Puerto Ricans got the chance Sunday to tell the U.S. Congress which political status they want for a U.S. territory mired in an economic crisis that has triggered an exodus of islanders to the mainland. Congress has final say over whether to approve the outcome of the referendum that offers voters three choices: statehood, free association/independence or the current territorial status.

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  5. Mayor: Puerto Rican militant to step aside from parade roleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2017 | The Gazette

    A Puerto Rican nationalist recently freed from prison has agreed to step aside from any formal role in New York City's Puerto Rican Day parade, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday. "Oscar Lopez Rivera agreeing to step aside from any formal role in the parade is a critical step forward in refocusing our city's attention on the more important issues facing Puerto Rico," the Democratic mayor said in a statement.

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  6. Puerto Rico militant leader emerges from 36 years in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | The Gazette

    Arrival of Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera arrives for a press conference, surrounded by supporters, on El Escambron Beach following his release from house arrest after decades in custody, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Lopez was considered a top leader of the Armed Forces of National Liberation, or FALN, an ultranationalist Puerto Rican group that claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings at government buildings, department stores, banks and restaurants in New York, Chicago, Washington and Puerto Rico during the 1970s and early 1980s.

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  7. Puerto Rico militant being freed from custody after 36 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | The Gazette

    In this July 25, 1981 file photo, Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera is driven to jail after his trial where he was convicted of seditious conspiracy in Chicago. Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican nationalist who was the last of his group serving time for his role in a violent struggle for independence for the U.S. territory, will be released from prison on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, to the cheers of his supporters and the dismay of the victims of violence.

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  8. Puerto Rico faces uncertain future as debt saga unfoldsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | The Gazette

    Uncertainty is spreading across Puerto Rico and the U.S. municipal bond market now that the U.S. territory has taken an unprecedented step into federal court to restructure a portion of its $73 billion debt. Many economists anticipated the island's move Wednesday to seek a bankruptcy-like process amid a 10-year recession, but no one can predict what lies ahead.

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  9. Puerto Rico turns to courts for debt protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | The Gazette

    Puerto Rico's governor turned to the courts Wednesday to protect the U.S. territory from a crushing $73 billion debt in the largest effort ever made by a U.S. government to shield itself from creditors. Gov. Ricardo Rossello made the announcement after negotiations with Puerto Rico's bondholders failed.

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  10. Outages increase as Puerto Rico company crumbles amid crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | The Gazette

    In this April, 5, 2017 photo, Mirna Lugo plays a game on her tablet to pass the time after dragging her mattress into the coolest part of her house because Puerto Rico's public power company cut the power in her neighborhood so crews could trim tree branches in Bayamon, Puerto Ricio. Most outages in Puerto Rico are blamed on deferred maintenance, bad weather, overgrown trees, crumbling infrastructure and lack of skilled workers, according to the report by independent U.S. experts.

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  11. Puerto Rico in scarce supply of hair dye amid baseball feverRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | The Gazette

    Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye as a growing number of men go blond in support of the island's baseball players who bleached their hair as a bonding ritual ahead of the World Baseball Classic. What began as a joke among team members playing in California has spread across the island in a trend that spiked Tuesday just hours after Puerto Rico beat the Netherlands in 11 innings to reach the championship game undefeated in the tournament, which is held every four years.

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  12. Board rejects Puerto Rico fiscal plan as unrealisticRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2017 | The Gazette

    Puerto Rico's governor clashed on Thursday with a federal control board overseeing the island's finances after it rejected his fiscal plan for the U.S. territory's economic future as being unrealistic and too optimistic. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said his administration is willing to meet with board members to talk about disagreements over financial data but warned he would not support a plan that contains erroneous information.

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  13. Officials identify woman killed in house explosionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | The Gazette

    Officials in southwestern Colorado have released the name of a woman who was killed in a house explosion in Rico. The Dolores County sheriff's office says 42-year-old Lisa Salliby was thrown 30 feet from the house in the blast Monday afternoon.

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  14. Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2017 | The Gazette

    Unable to find enough workers to carry out the painstaking tasks of milk production, dairy producers in South Dakota hope to tap into a different labor force: unemployed residents of Puerto Rico. It could be a tonic both for dairy operators and Puerto Rico, where the jobless rate stands at 12 percent but workers are far freer to travel to the U.S. for jobs than immigrants due to the island's status as a U.S. territory.

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  15. Puerto Rico's new gov seeks statehood to help end crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2017 | The Gazette

    Puerto Rico's new governor was sworn in Monday, promising an immediate push for statehood in a territory facing a deep economic crisis. Gov. Ricardo Rossello, 37, proposed several measures aimed at alleviating the crisis shortly after he was sworn in at midnight.

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  16. Leading governor candidate in Puerto Rico wants US statehoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | The Gazette

    A passionate advocate for making Puerto Rico the 51st U.S. state appears poised to become the next governor of the territory, giving a boost to a movement that has been gaining momentum amid the island's economic woes. Ricardo Rossello, a scientist and the son of a former governor of the island, is expected to win Tuesday largely due to widespread public anger over the decade-long recession and a corruption scandal that has left the party of his main opponent in disarray.

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  17. Patients left in limbo as more doctors flee Puerto RicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | The Gazette

    Wanda Serrano arrived at Puerto Rico's largest public hospital before dawn to take her 17-year-old son to an appointment. Six hours later, they were still in the packed waiting room hoping to see a doctor.

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  18. Cheers erupt as Puerto Rico slowly emerges from blackoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | The Gazette

    Cheers erupted as lights slowly began to flicker on across Puerto Rico overnight as the U.S. territory struggled to emerge from an island-wide blackout following a fire at a power plant that caused the aging utility grid to fail. More than 390,000 of 1.5 million homes and businesses served by the power utility had electricity restored by late Thursday, with cries of, "The lights are back on!" echoing through some neighborhoods.

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  19. Most Puerto Ricans face a second night without electricityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | The Gazette

    Most Puerto Ricans faced another night of darkness Thursday as crews slowly restored electricity a day after a fire at a power plant caused the aging utility grid to fail and blacked out the entire island of 3.5 million people. Only about 20 percent of the 1.5 million homes and businesses served by the power utility had power back by Thursday afternoon, and Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said they hoped half would be reconnected by the end of the day.

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  20. Power slowly coming back after blackout darkens Puerto RicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | The Gazette

    In this photo provided by Puerto Rico's state emergency and disaster agency AEMEAD, firefighters work to put out a fire at the power plant in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

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