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  1. Puerto Rico governor endorses Democrats in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Puerto Rico's governor endorsed the Democratic candidates in both the U.S. Senate and governor's races, saying Monday he was impressed with incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson's longstanding support for Puerto Rico and by gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum's charisma, energy and commitment. Gov. Ricardo Rosello said at a news conference that it was tough to decide on a favorite for the Senate race because he called both Nelson and his challenger, Republican Gov. Rick Scott, "two great people running for office."

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  2. The Latest: Puerto Rico Gov. endorses Gillum for governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2018 | Star Tribune

    ORLANDO, Fla. - The Latest on Puerto Rico's governor endorsing Florida Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate and governor : Puerto Rico's governor is backing Tallahassee's Democratic mayor over a Republican U.S. congressman in Florida's gubernatorial race.

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  3. At World Cup, Puerto Rico hopes to lift spirits back homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Puerto Rico guard Dayshalee Salaman remembers huddling with her family in her grandmother's house as the wind from Hurricane Maria howled outside. For 12 hours they sat and prayed that the storm would spare them.

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  4. Trump no statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2018 | Star Tribune

    President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan's mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory's leadership. Trump lobbed fresh broadsides at San Juan Mayor Carmen YulA n Cruz, a critic of his administration's response to hurricanes on the island last year, during a radio interview with Fox News' Geraldo Rivera that aired Monday.

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  5. Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one year after the Category 4 storm hit. Religious leaders and government officials recalled how Puerto Rico was ravaged by the storm that killed an estimated 2,975 people and caused more than an estimated $100 billion in damage.

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  6. Telling the stories of Puerto Rican victims of MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Ramona Gonzalez did not drown when Hurricane Maria drenched Puerto Rico. She did not die in the tempest, or from destruction wrought by the storm's 154 mph winds.

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  7. A 'tremendous' job in Puerto Rico?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Among the most troubling of the many untruths advanced by President Donald Trump is his repeated insistence that the federal government did a good - indeed, a "tremendous" - job responding to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. A recent study estimated that nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the storm, and nearly a year later, residents are still struggling to cope with disruptions that affect nearly every facet of life.

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  8. Puerto Rican evacuees hunt for housing as vouchers expireRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Like many Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria, Jose Santiago has been scrambling to find a place to live. The federal vouchers that pay for his hotel room near the Orlando airport expire at checkout time Friday.

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  9. FEMA says it didn't treat Puerto Ricans differentlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | Star Tribune

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it didn't handle housing vouchers for displaced residents of Puerto Rico any differently from those of displaced Texas and Florida residents after last year's hurricanes. FEMA said in court papers filed Friday that it's unfair to compare the three responses to the hurricanes because the governors of the two states and the island made different requests for federal assistance.

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  10. Guthrie's diverse casting can't hide racist, sexist stereotypes of 'West Side Story'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Ana Isabelle , Marco Antonio Santiago and the cast of the Guthrie Theater's production of "West Side Story." Since the advent of Broadway's "Hamilton," multiracial diversity casting has gained traction in theaters across the country, including Minnesota's own Guthrie Theater.

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  11. With power still unreliable, Puerto Ricans go solarRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2018 | Star Tribune

    That leaves its 20,000 people once again in the dark, without light, fresh water or air conditioning - except for a handful of homes and businesses glowing in the night thanks to solar energy. The people of Adjuntas call those places "cucubanos," an indigenous Puerto Rican firefly.

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  12. Tesla, others help Puerto Ricans go solar amid power turmoilRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Ten months after Hurricane Maria, Adjuntas still loses power any time a heavy rain or wind pounds the rickety power lines feeding this town high in the central mountains of Puerto Rico. That leaves its 20,000 people once again in the dark, without light, fresh water or air conditioning - except for a handful of homes and businesses glowing in the night thanks to solar energy.

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  13. Housing extended for 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacueesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2018 | Star Tribune

    A federal judge in Massachusetts has temporarily blocked the evictions of about 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees from hotels across the country. Assistance vouchers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were set to expire at midnight Sunday when U.S. District Judge Leo T. Sorokin granted a temporary restraining order.

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  14. Injunction sought to prevent Puerto Rican refugees' evictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2018 | Star Tribune

    A civil rights group is seeking a federal injunction to block the eviction of about 2,000 Puerto Rican hurricane refugees from Florida hotels as the assistance vouchers they received are set to expire. LatinoJustice PRLDEF filed a lawsuit late Saturday seeking relief for the Puerto Ricans, whose federal housing assistance vouchers expire at midnight.

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  15. Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat loomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | Star Tribune

    This June 18, 2018 photo shows an aerial view of the Amelia neighborhood in the municipality of Catano, east of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Thousands of people across Puerto Rico are still living in damaged homes, protected by blue plastic tarps, nine months since Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

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  16. Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | Star Tribune

    In this Friday, June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest.

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  17. 'Call me Chita': At age 85, stage legend Chita Rivera finally makes her Guthrie debutRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2018 | Star Tribune

    After her long stage career, Chita Rivera says one thing keeps her going: "life." She'll perform in Minnesota - for the first time, she thinks.

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  18. Revised death toll adds to shame of U.S. response to Puerto RicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2018 | Star Tribune

    A worker from the Cobra Energy Co., contracted by the Army Corps of Engineers, installed power lines last month in the Barrio Martorel area of Yabucoa, a town where many residents continue without power in Puerto Rico. The natural disaster that befell Puerto Rico was bad enough.

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  19. 60-year-old C-130 that crashed in Georgia was on final tripRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | Star Tribune

    An aging C-130 Hercules that rescued and resupplied U.S. citizens after last year's hurricanes crashed onto a highway in Georgia during what was supposed to be its final flight, killing all nine Puerto Ricans on board. After more than 60 years of government service, the huge plane was being flown into retirement in Arizona, reducing Puerto Rico's National Guard fleet to five similar planes, two of which need maintenance and aren't being used, Adjutant General Isabelo Rivera said.

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  20. US pols seek to sway arrivals from Puerto Rico before voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2018 | Star Tribune

    A small street festival outside Miami features booths adorned with Puerto Rican flags. A band plays salsa music as vendors offer specialties from the Caribbean island such as rice with pork and chickpeas.

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