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Opinion: July 4th is time to remove asterisk from US citizenship

From 1898 to 1917, the United States acquired territories in Puerto Rico, Guam, the American Samoa Islands and the Virgin Islands through peace agreements ending the Spanish-American War, a military conquest and a purchase. of the Kingdom of Denmark. Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam all remain unincorporated territories. The history of American white […]

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Puerto Rico could start losing Medicaid funding in two months

Puerto Rican Health Secretary Carlos Mellado has sounded the alarm bells in Congress about a looming Medicaid funding crisis that threatens hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans on the island who could lose access to health care soon. September. Mellado visited Washington this week to meet legislators and federal health officials to advocate for more […]

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Young residents of the territory reject ‘American’, question US citizenship

The United States has five territories: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. Insider spoke to residents who reject the label “American” and have mixed feelings about their US citizenship. Instead, many residents of the Millennium US Territory choose island-specific or regional identifiers. Visit the Insider homepage […]

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Experts to investigate technical reasons for World Trade Center Puerto Rico condominium collapse Hurricane Maria Missouri Experts

A team of technical experts from the federal government and outside specialists will collect building material samples and study soil conditions to determine the technical reasons for a South Florida condominium collapse, have officials announced Wednesday. The team assembled by the National Institute of Standards and Technology will gather evidence and analyze data to determine […]

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Delta variant brings death toll in South Africa to over 60,000 – latest updates

The new coronavirus has infected more than 182 million people and killed more than 3.9 million. Here are the latest developments related to Covid for June 29: Undertakers wearing personal protective equipment carry a coffin during the funeral of a COVID-19 victim at Olifantsvlei cemetery, southwest of Joburg, South Africa, January 6, 2021 (Reuters) Tuesday […]

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Team of specialists sent to South Florida to investigate collapse

WASHINGTON (AP) – A half-dozen scientists and engineers specializing in catastrophic structural failures are heading to South Florida to gather first-hand information about the cause of the catastrophic collapse of Champlain Towers South. Their initial work will be used to determine whether a further study is warranted. The first two members of the team arrived […]

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Letter to the Editor: Juneteenth is good, but other days are also worth watching | Notice

Now that the official gala is over, I will express my personal concerns. As most will attest, we tend to criticize things from our own world view. It has been about 30 years since Yvonne Jones, then director of the historic Barnett Child Care Center, brought the Juneteenth celebration to Huntington and primarily the state […]

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Perspectives from U.S. Federal Labor – Week of June 14, 2021

This is a weekly article highlighting the labor topics that the US legislature and executive have focused on the week before. In this issue, we cover: Ministry of Labor regulatory program for spring 2021 Leadership Updates from the Work of the Biden Administration Senate HELPS Republican leaders lobby for hearing on President’s budget proposal WIOA […]

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The Nation: #OurMothersToo: Consider the forced sterilization of my Abuela

#OurMothersToo: count with the forced sterilization of my Abuela This article introduces our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. For as far back as I can remember my grandmother, Obdulia Perez, had paper thin skin with satiny wrinkles etched deep into it. She enjoyed bingo, cooking for her family and neighbors, writing poems […]

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Sports betting could generate more than $ 40 million in Puerto Rico

Pedro Pierlusi, Governor of Puerto Rico, has announced the creation of an advisory group on the sports betting, electronic games and fantasy sports industries. According to official estimates, these sectors could contribute more than $ 40 million to local funds. This group “will advise the Gambling Commission and the Governor of Puerto Rico on this […]