Power Remains Out for Nearly Half a Million Customers in Puerto Rico

The island’s fragile electrical grid was slowly recovering from its latest loss of power, potentially caused by a failed circuit breaker.

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Puerto Rico Teachers Lead Push for Higher Pay for Public Workers

The demands for increased wages and better working conditions come as Puerto Rico tries to pull itself out of bankruptcy.

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A Turtle, a Pool and the Fight to Save Puerto Rico’s Beaches

An attempt to rebuild a beachfront pool turned into a much bigger story about the threats of erosion and overdevelopment on the island.

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Power Outages Plague Puerto Rico Despite LUMA Takeover

Transferring the power grid to a private company was supposed to help. But thousands protested last week over more blackouts.

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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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