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In Puerto Rico, Trump's paper-towel toss reveals where his empathy lies - Washington Post

About US is a new initiative by The Washington Post to cover issues of identity in the United States. Look for the About US newsletter launching this fall. A century from now, men and women yet to be born will shoulder the complex duty of identifying ...and more »

Stephen Colbert Accuses President of 'Trump-splaining' to Puerto Ricans - New York Times

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. What do you think of it? What else are you interested in? Let us know: 'Compassion'. President Trump's visit to Puerto Rico on ...and more »

Puerto Rico faces looming Medicaid crisis - The Hill

Puerto Rico is facing an imminent Medicaid funding crisis, putting nearly one million people at risk of losing their health-care coverage. Even before Hurricane Maria caused major damage to the island's struggling health-care system, the U.S. territory ...and more »

Why Puerto Rico donations lag behind fundraising for Harvey, Irma victims - USA TODAY

Hurricane Maria has wrecked the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, causing a near shut-down of the island's economy and leaving most of its 3.4 million citizens without power and other vital goods and services. But as contributions soar to homegrown ...and more »

FEMA removes — then restores — statistics about drinking water access and electricity in Puerto Rico from website - Washington Post

Update: As of Friday afternoon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is once again reporting two key statistics -- the percentage of Puerto Ricans who have access to drinking water and the percentage of the island that has power -- on its webpage ...and more »

For Many on Puerto Rico, the Most Coveted Item is a Plane Ticket Out - New York Times

SAN JUAN, P.R. — On a hurricane-battered island where people may still wait hours for gasoline, cash and ice, one of the scarcest, most precious commodities has become a plane ticket out. Two weeks after Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Ricans are ...and more »

After Hurricanes, Schools Accommodate Puerto Rican Students - New York Times

Students from Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands who attend the State University of New York will pay in-state tuition this school year, the SUNY board of trustees said Friday. In making the move, SUNY joins several school districts ...and more »

Trump's Visit Didn't Help Puerto Rico's Recovery Efforts. This Sustainable-Energy Plan Could. - The Nation.

President Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd as he hands out supplies at Calvary Chapel, October 3, 2017, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci). Ready to Resist? Sign up for Take Action Now and we'll send you three meaningful ...and more »

Chemistry Ph.D. Student Organizing Aid for US Virgin Islands - Duke Today

Marie Perkins, a chemistry Ph.D. student, returns home to the U.S. Virgin Islands at Christmas each year and celebrates the holiday at the islands' Carnival Festival. This year, though, she's expecting a different scene. In a span of two weeks, the ...and more »

After Hurricane Maria, Physicians Team Up to Provide Care - Medscape

From the military to professional medical organizations, to grassroots efforts, the healthcare community is uniting to help the people of Puerto Rico surmount and survive diverse challenges in the aftermath of back-to-back powerful hurricanes ...and more »