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Although the 3 million residents of Puerto Rico are US citizens, advocates for statehood say the island's current status makes it harder to meet its financial obligations. An initial audit report found that up to US$30 billion of Puerto Rico's debt load was issued illegally. If Puerto Rico became a state, the island would be required to pay federal taxes.
  • UK Royals Honor London Fire Victims as Anger Mounts

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    ACM has also been implicated in a high-rise fire in Melbourne's Docklands in 2014, and cladding rules have been tightened after apartment fires in Dubai. She also pledged 5 million pounds ($6.39 million) of support, housing guarantees and help with access to bank accounts and cash. The Labour leader said it is unacceptable for poor people and the homeless to be left looking for somewhere to live while land banking takes place in the area, adding properties should be "requisitioned if ...
  • Amazon announces it will buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

    Amazon announces it will buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

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    In Whole Foods , Amazon is acquiring a company that recently has come under pressure from investors for its lagging performance. Amazon has recently begun experimenting with bookstores and a small grocery, but this is by far its most ambitious move into physical retail.
  • Britain's Hammond says 'growth and jobs' Brexit priority

    Britain's Hammond says 'growth and jobs' Brexit priority

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    The Chancellor of the Exchequer will say at an annual address to bankers in London's financial district that the U.K.is in talks with EIB officials to ensure the institution continues to offer loans for infrastructure and other projects while Brexit talks are ongoing, according to excerpts of his prepared remarks released by his office in advance.
  • Pyongyang returns U.S. student, now in a coma

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    She said US officials had a hard time getting information about Warmbier from North Korea . Tillerson said the State Department secured his release at Trump's direction, and a spokeswoman was firm in saying Rodman's trip had nothing to do with Warmbier's release.
  • Otto Warmbier 'was brutalised by pariah N Korea', parents say

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    He was sentenced to 15 years hard labor following a brief one hour trial and, despite pleas from American State Department officials that his sentence was "unduly harsh". Together with Kenneth Bae, the DPRK government released Matthew Todd Miller, another USA citizen who tore his visa upon arrival at Pyongyang International Airport in an alleged attempt to seek asylum and was later given a six-year sentence for similar charges.
  • Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Federal Investigation

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    However, that would indicate either that Trump doesn't understand Rosenstein's role in the special counsel investigation, or that Rosenstein is more directly involved in the investigation, which would go against federal regulations . Later in the Holt interview , after appearing to call Rosenstein (not by name) "highly respected" and a "very good guy, a very smart guy", Trump said: "He had made a recommendation".
  • The Congressional Baseball Shooting Only Proves We Need Less Gun Control

    The Congressional Baseball Shooting Only Proves We Need Less Gun Control

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    Each year, more than 32,000 people die as a effect of gun-related violence in the United States, which is by far the highest among industrialized countries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Helena. "We are better than this". That somehow Rep. Scalise would, like Ronald Reagan, would understand the great need for more focused national gun law with Donald Trump by his side.
  • Protests erupt over London fire response

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    Officials said 34 people were still in hospitals, including 18 who are in critical condition. Britain's Press Association reported that some 70 people are still missing after the fire . "They probably had some sort of hope when they saw us firefighters down there, for us to get in and help them". In contrast, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was cheered after visiting a nearby church and meeting residents and volunteers helping out, with locals shouting "thank you for coming".
  • Doctors: Scalise in critical condition but they are 'encouraged' by his improvement

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    Scalise, who was shot in the hip, is still at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, and has reportedly undergone a third surgery. "He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours". Addressing Scalise, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said, "You are not alone". The bullet caused massive bleeding, and damaged bones and internal organs. More than 20,000 tickets had been sold as of Thursday afternoon, ABC News reported, and the increased donations came from "the outpouring of ...