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Puerto Rico had night of protests, demonstrations

Protesters calling for the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló began clearing the streets in the early morning hours of Thursday, after a night of heated demonstrations that culminated in demonstrators overturning barricades and police firing tear gas into the crowd.

Supreme Court to take up cases on Puerto Rico financial crisis

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to take up a series of major cases arising out of constitutional challenges to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico -- which Congress created in 2016 to help respond to and manage the Puerto Rican financial crisis.

America's 11 most endangered historic places

Tourists love to visit the National Mall Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., but few know that the National Park Service site is threatened by rising sea levels and outdated infrastructure.

House passes disaster aid bill but the fight isn't over

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Friday passed a multibillion-dollar disaster relief bill -- but negotiations over an aid package that could get President Donald Trump's signature remain stalled amid a dispute over how much assistance to provide to hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico.

Stalled disaster relief package shows Congress-White House split

A disaster relief funding package that stalled in Congress this week has exposed strained ties between Capitol Hill and the White House, after one top Senate Republican described "disagreements" with a top Trump administration official over the proposal aimed at helping states stricken by recent hurricanes, flooding and wildfires.

Trump knocks Democrats while visiting disaster-affected Florida

President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed Democrats for why he wasn't able to herald millions of dollars in new disaster relief funding during his rally in the Florida Panhandle, as he returned to the region nearly seven months after he first toured the damage wrought by a Category 5 hurricane.

Lawmakers still have not reached deal on disaster relief

Key lawmakers expressed optimism Monday that an agreement on disaster relief may be reached soon, but for now there is still no final deal as millions of Americans affected by hurricanes, floods and wildfires continue to face the consequences of recent natural disasters.

Red Sox manager won't attend team's White House visit

The Boston Red Sox's manager plans to skip his team's visit to the White House this week to celebrate their World Series win, citing his disapproval of the Trump administration's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.