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Puerto Rico governor: Scrap Whitefish energy grid deal

Puerto Rico’s governor has called for a controversial contract given to a tiny Montana firm to help reconstruct the island’s power grid to be cancelled. Ricardo Rossello also said he wanted to see repair teams brought from New York and ...

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Trump gives Puerto Rico response a grade of 10 out of 10

President Trump speaks during a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee and his economic team in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Wednesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump on Thursday said the federal response to ...

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Trump: ‘We’ll Be There’ for Puerto Rico, a Day After Critical Messages

WASHINGTON — President Trump sought to reassure Puerto Rico on Friday that he was not abandoning the hurricane-ravaged island, shifting his message a day after blaming its leadership for the territory’s ongoing crisis and warning that he “cannot keep” federal ...

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Trump warns Puerto Rico: ‘We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders . . . forever!’

During a visit to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Oct. 3, President Trump delivered aid supplies at Calvary Chapel in Guaynabo. (The Washington Post) President Trump served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening ...

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Wall Street Firms Gambled on Puerto Rico. They’re Losing.

A few days after Hurricane Maria leveled Puerto Rico, John A. Paulson, the billionaire hedge fund manager, boarded his company’s 23-seat Bombardier jet and flew to San Juan. Mr. Paulson wanted to check personally on several resorts and a large ...

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An Exodus From Puerto Rico Could Remake Florida Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Every day dozens of Puerto Ricans straggle into the Orlando area, fleeing their homes and lives ravaged by Hurricane Maria. In the months to come, officials here said, that number could surge to more than 100,000. And ...

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Puerto Rico recovery: Hamilton creator releases charity song

A group of music stars have come together to create a song in aid of relief efforts for the hurricane-battered island of Puerto Rico. Almost Like Praying has been written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, musical creator of the hit Broadway show ...

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Breakingviews: Trump Brings His Own Storm to Puerto Rico

Breakingviews By TOM BUERKLE President Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico risks compounding the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. His vow on Tuesday to wipe out the United States commonwealth’s huge debts sent its bond prices plunging on Wednesday. The island’s ...

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