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On the same day China landed a probe on the moon, the US’s massive telescope in Puerto Rico collapsed


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‘A huge loss’: Giant Puerto Rico radio telescope collapses, following damage


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Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope, already damaged, collapses


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5.0 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid ongoing tremors

5.0 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid ongoing tremorsA 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes every day for nearly a month. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at a depth of eight miles (13 kilometers) around the southern coastal town of Guayanilla, located close to the epicenters of most of the recent earthquakes. “We felt it really hard,” town spokesman Danny Hernandez told The Associated Press, saying authorities were patrolling the area to investigate any potential damage.



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Puerto Rico governor fires more cabinet ministers after Hurricane Maria supplies discovered

Puerto Rico governor fires more cabinet ministers after Hurricane Maria supplies discoveredPuerto Rico’s governor Wanda Vazquez announced the dismissal of two more cabinet officials on Sunday — the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse full of emergency supplies intended for Hurricane Maria relief.Glorimar Andujar, the secretary of family service, and Fernando Gil-Ensenat, the secretary of housing, were sacked on Sunday, becoming the most recent cabinet members to lose their jobs after the dismissal of the director of Puerto Rico’s Office of Emergency Management, Carlos Acevedo, who was fired on Saturday.



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2 more Puerto Rico officials fired after warehouse break-in

2 more Puerto Rico officials fired after warehouse break-inGov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria. The removal of Housing Secretary Fernando Gil and Department of Family Secretary Glorimar Andújar came a day after the governor fired the director of Puerto Rico’s emergency management agency. Vázquez fired him hours after a Facebook video showed angry people breaking into the warehouse in an area where thousands have been in shelters since a recent earthquake.



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Puerto Rico disaster agency boss sacked over discovery of unused Hurricane Maria supplies

Puerto Rico disaster agency boss sacked over discovery of unused Hurricane Maria suppliesThe head of Puerto Rico’s emergency agency has been sacked following the discovery of a warehouse filled with supplies dating back to Hurricane Maria.Governor Wanda Vazquez said the goods had sat unused since the September 2017 disaster, which killed an estimated 3,000 people.



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Discovery of unused disaster supplies angers Puerto Rico

Discovery of unused disaster supplies angers Puerto RicoPeople in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar Saturday when they broke in to retrieve goods as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake. With anger spreading in the U.S. territory after video of the event in Ponce appeared on Facebook, Gov. Wanda Vázquez quickly fired the director of the island’s emergency management agency. The governor said she had ordered an investigation after learning the emergency supplies had been piled in the warehouse since Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico in September 2017.



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Shooting kills 6 in Puerto Rico, leads to emergency meeting

Shooting kills 6 in Puerto Rico, leads to emergency meetingPuerto Rico’s governor called an emergency meeting Tuesday after six people were killed in a mass shooting in a San Juan housing project and gunfire left two people dead a day earlier in the island’s north. A police statement said the violence left five men and one woman dead. The brazen murders led Gov. Wanda Vázquez to convene a gathering of her security team, led by public security chief Elmer Román and justice secretary Dennise Longo Quiñones.



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Tropical Storm Karen is expected to loop-de-loop back towards the Bahamas after soaking Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm Karen is expected to loop-de-loop back towards the Bahamas after soaking Puerto RicoTropical Storm Karen may loop around in the Atlantic, heading back towards the Bahamas, after hitting Puerto Rico with serious rain on Tuesday.



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