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Disaster on top of disaster

Politics | Funds for Hurricane Maria released just in time for Puerto Rico’s next wave of misery
by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/16/20, 06:48 pm

Puerto Rico is still trembling after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the island last week, pounding the southwestern coast. Since the final days of 2019, more than 40 quakes have shaken the island, severely damaging its infrastructure, knocking out power, and driving over 2,000 people to shelters.

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Senate approves North American trade agreement

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/16/20, 01:12 pm

A new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk after passing by a vote of 89-10 in the Senate on Thursday. Trump plans to sign the United States–Mexico-Canada (USMCA) deal, which he finalized last year to follow through on a campaign promise. The agreement aims to move more car production into the United States and reduce the incentive for U.S. companies to relocate factories to Mexico. Mexico has already approved the deal, and Canada is expected to do so in the coming months.

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Ukraine looks into impeachment-related evidence

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/16/20, 11:58 am

WASHINGTON—Ukraine is opening a criminal investigation into whether a U.S. politician conducted illegal surveillance of former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. The U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released the information it received from Lev Parnas, an associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

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