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DEA Gets 'Black Eye' With Arrest Of Its Own Allegedly Extraordinarily Corrupt Agent [Video]

DEA Gets 'Black Eye' With Arrest Of Its Own Allegedly Extraordinarily Corrupt Agent

Newser reports Jose Irizarry and his wife were arrested Friday at their home near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 46-year-old agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration faces a 19-count federal..

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Star-studded show for Burberry Fall/Winter 2020 collection [Video]

Star-studded show for Burberry Fall/Winter 2020 collection

Models Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls and Irina Shayk all walked the catwalk for Riccardo Tisci's show

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Fans Praise Jennifer Lopez, Shakira for Powerful Statements During Super Bowl Halftime Show | THR News

Shakira and J. Lo shut down the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday on Fox, and fans are praising the subtle but powerful statements they made on Puerto Rico and U.S. immigration policy.

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Strong shallow quake hits Puerto Rico, triggers small tsunami

A shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck just off Puerto Rico early on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami, though there were no initial reports of casualties or significant damage on land.
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Shallow quake of magnitude 6.5 strikes off Puerto Rico: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck just off Puerto Rico at a shallow depth of 10.0 km in the early hours of Tuesday, the US Geological Survey reported on Tuesday, in a slight downward revision of..
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Puerto Rico earthquake: Punta Ventana collapses as powerful tremor hits

Punta Ventana, a well-known rock formation, collapses as a 5.8-magnitude earthquake strikes.
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Quake rattles Puerto Rico, damages homes on southern coast

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake off the southern coast of Puerto Rico on Monday damaged homes and destroyed a rock formation on a beach that had been a tourist attraction, but there were no reports of..
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The island struggling to secure its future

After being hit by a hurricane, Puerto Rico is seeking ways to counter years of economic decline.
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Puerto Rico cries foul over U.S. Congress's cockfighting ban

An attempt by the U.S. Congress to ban cockfighting in Puerto Rico has set off a debate about animal cruelty, put thousands of jobs at risk and sparked a possible power struggle between the U.S...
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Puerto Rico governor says she will seek same office in 2020

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez, who had said she was reluctant to take power after her predecessor resigned in disgrace this past summer, on Monday declared her candidacy for the same office in..
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Puerto Rico gets near-failing grade on infrastructure report card

Puerto Rico's roads, ports, energy grid and other infrastructure scored an overall D-minus in the first report card issued for the U.S. commonwealth on Tuesday by an engineering group, which put a..
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Bankrupt Puerto Rico eyes new debt policy, will pay holiday bonus

Puerto Rico would place restrictions on its future debt sales under proposed legislation that won praise on Tuesday from the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's federally created financial oversight board.
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U.S. bill would provide Puerto Rico a path to statehood

The question of statehood for Puerto Rico would be put to voters of the U.S. commonwealth for a third time since 2012 under legislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday.
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Puerto Rico unveils $20 billion plan to revamp island's power grid

Puerto Rico's undependable power network would be modernized and decentralized under a $20.3 billion, 10-year plan announced on Thursday by government officials of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth.
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U.S. Supreme Court turns away Puerto Rico pension fund dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a dispute over the assets of Puerto Rico's largest public sector pension fund even as the U.S. Caribbean island territory's bankruptcy enters a..
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Road map for Puerto Rico's exit from bankruptcy filed in U.S. court

Puerto Rico would reduce a major portion of its debt by more than 60% under a long-awaited restructuring proposal the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's federally created financial oversight board filed in..
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U.S. charges FEMA official in Puerto Rico for taking bribes after Hurricane Maria

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced corruption charges against a senior government official and a contractor who oversaw the rebuilding of Puerto Rico's electrical grid after Hurricane..
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U.S. charges FEMA official, contractor in Puerto Rico corruption case

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced corruption charges against a senior government official and a contractor who worked to rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical grid after Hurricane Maria..
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U.S. states launch antitrust probe of Google, advertising in focus

Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe on Monday into Alphabet's Google , in a sign of growing government scrutiny of U.S...
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U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan identified

A U.S. soldier killed by an improvised bomb in Afghanistan has been identified as Army Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz of Puerto Rico, the Department of Defense said on Friday.
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Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Hurricane Dorian skirts island

President Donald Trump lashed out at Puerto Rico on Wednesday, calling it "one of the most corrupt places on earth" before an approaching hurricane skirted the U.S. territory, stirring up memories of..
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Tropical Storm Dorian strengthens on path to Puerto Rico

Dorian is also projected to make landfall in Florida as a category three hurricane.
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Trump calls storm-threatened Puerto Rico one of most corrupt places on earth

President Donald Trump on Wednesday struck out at a U.S. territory facing the destructive threat of Tropical Storm Dorian and financially limping under a massive bankruptcy filing, saying that Puerto..
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Puerto Rico closes schools, opens emergency shelters ready for Storm Dorian

Puerto Rico was bracing on Wednesday for the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian, closing schools and diverting cruise liners even as it is still struggling to recover from devastating back-to-back..
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Puerto Rico braces for storm Dorian, one of first tests since 2017

Puerto Rico braced on Wednesday for the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian, one of the island's first major tests since devastating hurricanes struck in 2017.
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Tropical Storm Dorian barrels toward Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic

Tropical Storm Dorian churned toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday and was expected to be close to hurricane strength when it nears the islands on Wednesday.
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Puerto Rico braces for Dorian emergency as storm blows past Barbados

Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic braced for tropical storm Dorian on Tuesday as it churned west-northwest, with officials cautioning that it could approach hurricane-strength on Wednesday after..
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Tropical Storm Dorian: Puerto Rico braces for possible hurricane

Puerto Rico's governor has declared a state of emergency as Storm Dorian rips through the Caribbean.
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U.S. judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over Puerto Rico pension law

A lawsuit filed by Puerto Rico's financial oversight board over a new pension and healthcare funding law will move forward after a federal judge on Thursday denied the U.S. commonwealth's motion to..
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Puerto Rico's new governor says she intends to remain in office

The revolving door at the governor's office in Puerto Rico may finally stop with Wanda Vazquez, the newly sworn-in chief executive of the bankrupt U.S. territory, who said on Thursday she has no plans..
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Puerto Rico swears in Wanda Vázquez as new governor

Wanda Vázquez is the US territory's new governor after her predecessor is forced to stand down.
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Puerto Rico gets another governor after supreme court clears the way

Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week on Wednesday just hours after the bankrupt U.S. territory's supreme court ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's assumption of the office was..
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Vazquez sworn in as Puerto Rico's governor after court ousts Pierluisi

Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week on Wednesday just hours after the bankrupt U.S. territory's supreme court ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's assumption of the office was..
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Puerto Rico set to get its third governor in less than a week

Puerto Rico will get its third governor in less than a week on Wednesday just hours after the bankrupt U.S. territory's supreme court ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's assumption of the office was..
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Puerto Rico high court to weigh legitimacy of U.S. territory's governor

The future of Pedro Pierluisi as Puerto Rico's governor will be up to the U.S. territory's supreme court after the island's Senate on Monday declined to vote on his confirmation, adding to the..
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Puerto Rico Supreme Court puts lawsuit seeking to oust governor on fast track

Puerto Rico's supreme court agreed on Monday to hear a lawsuit filed by the bankrupt U.S. territory's Senate president seeking to remove newly installed Governor Pedro Pierluisi from office on..
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Lawsuits seek to oust Puerto Rico's new governor

Puerto Rican officials filed two separate lawsuits on Monday asking the bankrupt U.S. territory's supreme court to remove newly installed Governor Pedro Pierluisi from office on constitutional grounds,..
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Puerto Rico's new governor is challenged in court: newspaper

The legitimacy of Puerto Rico's newly-installed governor has been challenged in court, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, adding further drama to who will lead the U.S. territory after weeks..
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