Biden to Free Up Billions in Delayed Puerto Rico Storm Aid

The administration plans to release $1.3 billion that was meant to help Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria in 2017, and will remove restrictions on another $4.9 billion.

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Finding Strength in Sofrito in Puerto Rico

Hardship and hurricanes have shaped the island’s food for centuries. But chefs and home cooks make magic with whatever ingredients they have.

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Trump Declares He Is Now ‘the Best Thing That Ever Happened’ to Puerto Rico

In announcing long-awaited aid for the storm-ravaged island, President Trump seemed to have his eye partly on the Puerto Ricans who now make up an increasingly critical voting bloc in Florida.

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A Rip in the Fabric of Interstellar Dreams

The iconic Arecibo radio telescope is temporarily crippled by an accident.

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A Bird? A Plane? No, It’s a Google Balloon Beaming the Internet

A commercial deal in Kenya marks the first application of balloon-powered internet in Africa, the region with the lowest percentage of internet users globally.

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Supreme Court Upholds Federal Response to Puerto Rico Debt

The case concerned the constitutionality of appointments to a government board charged with restructuring billions of dollars of debt.

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