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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Puerto Rico

Jul 6, 2014 — Puerto Rico is home to a large number of stray dogs. Commentator Barbara J. King clues us in to the problem.
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Feb 5, 2014 — The island's credit rating was pushed to junk territory on Tuesday. The downgrade could affect Puerto Rico's bond offerings.
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Jun 8, 2013 — In terms of Puerto Rican Day parades, New York City's event still takes the cake with its millions of parade watchers. Despite a steady population drop, the city is still home to the largest Puerto Rican community in the United States — and you'll find it by the flags.
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Mar 18, 2013 — Puerto Rico has qualified for Tuesday's championship game. The Dominican Republican and the Netherlands are playing Monday for the other spot in the final game. The classic may not be generating a lot of interest among U.S. fans, but some very good baseball is being played.
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Feb 11, 2013 — In a tropical spot like Puerto Rico, you'd think a person would practically be stumbling over exotic fruits and fresh fish. Not so much. Blame global economics.
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Mar 19, 2012 — Mitt Romney handily won the Puerto Rico primary after Rick Santorum turned off many voters with a comment about English needing to be the island's official language. Romney and Santorum next were taking their battle for GOP delegates to Illinois where the former Massachusetts governor had a lead in polls but where the GOP party's shift to the right made predicting the outcome difficult...
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Jan 27, 2012 — Newt Gingrich laid out his case for an activist policy in Latin America, while Mitt Romney spoke warmly about the prospect of statehood for Puerto Rico.
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Jun 14, 2011 — On his arrival Tuesday, Obama mentioned his support for a referendum which would probably result in a vote for statehood. That should please those Puerto Rican Floridians and could make them more amenable to voting for Obama in November 2012.
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