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Dodgers' Hernandez to fund house building in Puerto Rico

Dodgers' Hernandez to fund house building in Puerto RicoLos Angeles Dodgers utility player Enrique Hernandez on Friday said money he raised to help Puerto Rico recover from last year’s deadly Hurricane Maria will be spent in the coming weeks to build more than 100 homes, but more aid is needed. Hernandez and his fiance raised more than $ 120,000 for aid group Habitat for Humanity in the aftermath of the storm and the Dodgers and team owner Mark Walter donated an additional $ 2 million in March.



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Bipartisan Bill Seeks To Make Puerto Rico The 51st U.S. State By 2021

Bipartisan Bill Seeks To Make Puerto Rico The 51st U.S. State By 2021A bipartisan bill introduced on Wednesday seeks to make the U.S. territory of



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Trump quiet on Puerto Rico death toll at hurricane-preparedness briefing

Trump quiet on Puerto Rico death toll at hurricane-preparedness briefingPresident Trump did not address the controversy over the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria during his public remarks before a briefing at FEMA on Wednesday.



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White House says it's done 'the best we can' on hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico

White House says it's done 'the best we can' on hurricane recovery in Puerto RicoPress secretary Sarah Sanders defended the White House's response to the storm in Puerto Rico despite staggering death toll estimates.



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Democrats call for investigation into Hurricane Maria's Puerto Rico death toll

Democrats call for investigation into Hurricane Maria's Puerto Rico death tollFourteen Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources have asked committee chair Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, for a “timely” hearing into the central claim of a Harvard study that 4,645 people died last year in Puerto Rico as a result of the hurricane.



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Hundreds Of Shoes Form Memorial In Puerto Rico After Maria Death Toll Spikes

Hundreds Of Shoes Form Memorial In Puerto Rico After Maria Death Toll SpikesPuerto Rico residents began leaving pairs of shoes outside the island's



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Official: 2 more months to restore power in Puerto Rico

Official: 2 more months to restore power in Puerto RicoSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — It could take up to another two months to fully restore power in Puerto Rico as crews across the U.S. territory prepare to strengthen its electrical grid amid a new hurricane season, the power company director told The Associated Press on Thursday.



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Study on hurricane casualties fuels talk of statehood for Puerto Rico

Study on hurricane casualties fuels talk of statehood for Puerto RicoCritics of the federal response to Maria, comparing it to the relief efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, believe it would have been more effective if the U.S. territory were a state with representation in Washington.



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FEMA announces plan to extend emergency power restoration mission in Puerto Rico

FEMA announces plan to extend emergency power restoration mission in Puerto RicoFEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Byrne announced additional assistance to Puerto Rico, where nearly all of the over 1.5 million residents lost power after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the island two weeks apart last September.



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Anger spreads across Puerto Rico over lack of basic services

Anger spreads across Puerto Rico over lack of basic servicesSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's Senate has ordered government agencies to explain why tens of thousands of people in rural areas remain without power or appropriate shelter as anger grows about the lack of basic services more than seven months after hurricanes Irma and Maria.



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