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Greg Allen

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Facing Massive Debt, Puerto Ricans Warned Belt Tightening Will Be Needed

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Puerto Rico's governor says the U.S. territory will be unable to pay off some of its more than $72 billion debt, and that terms will have to be renegotiated. He's also calling for big budget cuts.

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Puerto Rico's Governor Wants Lenders To Wait For More Than $73 Billion Debt Payments

Monday, June 29, 2015

In a televised address, the governor said he'll ask international creditors to give Puerto Rico easier terms, starting with a delay in payments. He also warned his people of coming budget cuts.

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For Same-Sex Marriage Opponents, The Fight Is Far From Over

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Some opponents of same-sex marriage are vowing to fight on after Friday's Supreme Court ruling. The battles will likely take place in the lower courts and will involve religious liberty cases.

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Univision Cuts Ties With Trump After Comments About Immigrants

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Univision is severing its relationship with Donald Trump following Trump's comments during his presidential announcement speech that immigrants from Mexico were "rapists," among other things.

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Univision Cancels Miss USA Over Donald Trump's Mexico Comments

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Spanish-language television network Univision has cancelled its plans to broadcast Miss USA and Miss Universe after Trump — who owns the pageants — made harsh comments about Mexican immigrants.

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Sights Set On The White House, But It Started In West Miami

Monday, June 22, 2015

When Sen. Marco Rubio's parents came to the U.S., they put down roots in West Miami, a nearly all-Cuban neighborhood. That's where the senator and his family still live.

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Broke And Barred From Bankruptcy, Puerto Rico Seeks Outside Cash

Friday, June 05, 2015

It's been called the "Greece of the Caribbean." Puerto Rico is more than $72 billion in debt. But because it's not a state, it can't use bankruptcy protection to help it restructure its debt.

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Florida Lawmakers Convene Special Session To Wrangle Budget Issues

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Republicans who control the Governor's mansion and both chambers of the state legislature are at an impasse over the issue of health care and whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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10 Years Since Katrina: A Look Back At The Busiest Hurricane Season

Monday, June 01, 2015

Meteorologists say this year's hurricane season will be quieter than usual. But if a Category 3 or higher hit the U.S., it would be the first time since 2005, one of the worst years on record.

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Soccer Indictments Outline Schemes Involving Sports Marking Firms

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Most of the charges relate to bribes paid by sports marketing executives to secure lucrative marketing and media rights. One of the companies named has its North American headquarters in Miami.

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Puerto Rico Wants To Grow Your Next Cup Of Specialty Coffee

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

More than a century ago, Puerto Rico used to produce world-class coffee. Now farmers there are trying to rebuild the industry by focusing on growing higher-quality beans, which command higher prices.

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Violinist Federico Britos Returns To The Hot Club

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Though the 76-year-old Uruguayan violinist has played with many of the top jazz artists in the U.S. and Latin America, he's not as well-known as he should be.

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Power Problems: Puerto Rico's Electric Utility Faces Crippling Debt

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The island's power authority owes $9 billion. Power costs are already high, but bondholders are pushing for rate hikes. That may deter employers, which would further hurt the territory's weak economy.

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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.

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In Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, There Are No Easy Solutions

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

After years of recession and rampant tax evasion, the U.S. territory is desperate to renegotiate its $73 billion debt. But it can't declare bankruptcy, and plans to raise taxes face strong resistance.

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Lowering A City's Homeless Population — By Forcing The Homeless Out

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Officials in Hollywood, Fla., have long battled a controversial homeless advocate. Now they've bought his shelter — and made a deal for him and the homeless people who stayed there to go elsewhere.

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SeaWorld Ads Counter Criticism Over Treatment Of Whales

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SeaWorld has a new CEO and a new advertising campaign touting its care of killer whales. At the same time, a former orca trainer at the theme park has written a book criticizing his former employer.

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'Super-Termite' Could Be Even More Destructive Than Parent Species

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In South Florida, the world's two most destructive termite species could be mating because of climate change. Researchers say if the hybrids colonize, they could pose an even greater economic threat.

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Record Number Of Inmate Deaths Has Florida Prisons On The Defensive

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Many of the inmates died of natural causes, but a series of suspicious deaths — against the backdrop of a shrinking budget and staff shortages — has lawmakers calling for a prison oversight board.

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How Malaria In The Brain Kills: Doctors Solve A Medical Mystery

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A child stricken with the deadliest form of the disease can quickly fall unconscious and die. A doctor in Michigan has dedicated her life to figuring out how this happens. At last, she has the answer.

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