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'When Did We Stop Being America?' Puerto Ricans Dismayed Over Trump Tweets

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Puerto Ricans expressed alarm and worry over President Trump's Thursday tweets threatening to pull federal agencies from the hurricane-ravaged island.

Trump hints at ending aid as Puerto Ricans forced to drink polluted water

President’s tweets warn aid can’t continue ‘forever’, and the mayor of San Juan responds ‘You are incapable of empathy and frankly cannot get the job done’

Puerto Ricans scramble for food and water

CNN / U.S.

Thousands have fled Puerto Rico in the three weeks since Hurricane Maria hit, but for the millions remaining the struggle for life's basic necessities seems to be never-ending.

Puerto Ricans scramble for food and water 3 weeks after Maria

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Thousands have fled Puerto Rico in the three weeks since Hurricane Maria hit, but for the millions remaining the struggle for life's basic necessities seems to be never-ending.

Soldiers bring supplies to desperate Puerto Ricans

ABC News / U.S.

Helicopters distribute goods to those affected by Hurricane Maria.

Trump’s tweets anger, but do not surprise, Puerto Ricans

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jose Vazquez was listening to the radio this morning when the programming was interrupted by a special report. The exasperated announcer read President Trump’s tweets about the Federal Emergency Management Agency,…

Desperate Puerto Ricans warned not to drink from toxic wells

New York Post / News

The Environment Protection Agency had to warn desperate Puerto Ricans not to drink from wells at toxic Superfund sites. “There are reports of residents obtaining, or trying to obtain, drinking water from wells at hazardous waste…

NYC schools preparing for influx of Puerto Rican evacuees

www.newsday.com

New York City's public school system is preparing for an influx of Puerto Rican evacuees whose families move north, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday, calling accepting the children "a moral obligation."

EPA warns Puerto Ricans to stop drinking from Superfund sites (but everything's fine!)

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It's been three weeks since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, and conditions are deteriorating due to a pervasive lack of access to food, water, and electricity. The governor of the territory has reported several deaths from…

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Thousands have fled Puerto Rico in the three weeks since Hurricane Maria hit, but for the millions remaining the struggle for life's basic necessities seems to be never-ending.

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NYC schools preparing for influx of Puerto Rican evacuees

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'When Did We Stop Being America?' Puerto Ricans Dismayed Over Trump Tweets

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Puerto Ricans expressed alarm and worry over President Trump's Thursday tweets threatening to pull federal agencies from the hurricane-ravaged island.

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