The United States has a moral obligation to give Puerto Rico the right to vote — Quartz

Voting rights has become an increasingly partisan issue. In Wisconsin, new voter ID laws led to brutal lines at the polls in urban areas—a development designed, even according to Republicans themselves, to suppress Democratic turnout. In Virginia at the end of April, governor Terry McAuliffe re-enfranchised all felons who had finished parole. In theory, the...

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Democratic Lawmakers Plan To Keep Fight Going Over Puerto Rico Bill

UNITED STATES - MAY 26: Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., left, and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., conduct news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, which is meant to alleviate the country's debt, May 26, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

WASHINGTON — Two Democratic lawmakers are pretty livid about legislation that is meant to give Puerto Rico — home to 3.5 million American citizens — the power to restructure its $70 billion in debt.

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Conoce a Gaby López, la mexicana que conquista los ‘greens’ | CNNEspañol.com

Desde que Lorena Ochoa se retiró del golf, ninguna otra jugadora mexicana se ha acercado al nivel de éxito que ella tuvo. Ha habido varias jugadoras, y actualmente algunas de ellas están jugando en…

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Puerto Rico Fights for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy in Supreme Court


WASHINGTON — Debt-laden Puerto Rico went toe to toe with its creditors at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, arguing that it has been wrongly locked out of the bankruptcy courts, the only place it can reasonably expect to restructure its crushing debt.

“We’ve talked a lot about legal principles,” said the lawyer Christopher Landau, summing up his arguments on behalf of the commonwealth. “But this is also a flesh-and-blood situation in Puerto Rico.”

Hanging on the outcome, he said, were questions like “whether people in a village in Puerto Rico will be able to get clean water.”

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Paul McKee announces a new development for NorthSide | Business | stltoday.com


Developer Paul McKee presented Wednesday afternoon another planned development for his long-awaited NorthSide Regeneration Project in St. Louis.

The developer addressed a small crowd gathered on the future site of a development, located at North 13th Street and Tucker Boulevard, that will include a fresh food market and a gasoline station.

The GreenLeaf Market will be run by Good Natured Family Farms, a farmers’ group that provides fresh food from small family farms around the Kansas City area.

Yet, residents who lived in the area didn’t seem impressed with McKee’s latest plans. They say it’s just another promise to try and persuade the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, or NGA, to relocate to McKee’s 1,500-acre site.

“He hasn’t put one brick in the ground,” said Joyce Cooks, a resident near the site for more than 40 years. “The neighborhood is crumbling.”

But McKee said the shovels will be ready to break ground, likely in

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