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Puerto Rico braces for Friday protests amid calls for governor’s ouster

Puerto Rico braces for Friday protests amid calls for governor’s ouster

The streets of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, were relatively quiet Friday morning, when they’re typically bustling with locals and tourists. But everywhere there were signs of people preparing for the throngs of angry protesters expected to descend on the capital that evening to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and voice their discontent…MORE

Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to meet next week

Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to meet next week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who have been working to schedule a one-on-one sit-down, will meet on Thursday of next week, a spokesman for Pelosi confirmed to CNN. The meeting comes after a high-profile clash between Pelosi and the freshman Democratic congresswoman from New York. After Ocasio-Cortez and three other progressive freshmen…MORE

Thousands of prisoners released as new reform effort takes effect

Thousands of prisoners released as new reform effort takes effect

Nearly 3,100 federal inmates will walk out of prison on Friday as a provision of the sweeping criminal justice reform act passed by Congress takes effect. The mass release — the largest since the First Step Act was signed into law after a rare bipartisan push last year — applies mostly to drug offenders and…MORE

New York cancels OZY Fest cultural festival as temperatures climb

New York cancels OZY Fest cultural festival as temperatures climb

Organizers were hoping OZY Fest would be hot — but not this hot. The New York City festival has been canceled due to heat, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday afternoon. Scheduled for this weekend in Central Park, the cultural festival, now in its fourth year, had a lineup that included John Legend, Trevor Noah,…MORE

Judge upholds a Trump admin alternative to Obamacare

Judge upholds a Trump admin alternative to Obamacare

The Trump administration has the authority to make it easier to buy a less expensive alternative to Obamacare coverage, a federal judge ruled Friday. The lawsuit, brought by a coalition of non-profit insurers that sell plans on the Affordable Care Act exchanges and by patient assistance groups, centers on the administration extending the duration of…MORE

‘The Lion King’ could seal Disney’s reign over the box office

‘The Lion King’ could seal Disney’s reign over the box office

The US box office is struggling, but you wouldn’t know it if you only looked at Disney’s coffers. The House of Mouse owns the top four highest-grossing films of 2019, including “Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain Marvel,” “Aladdin” and “Toy Story 4.” “Endgame” shattered records when it opened in April and has made more than $2.7 billion…MORE

Tiger Woods misses Open cut, yearns for ‘hot weeks’

Tiger Woods misses Open cut, yearns for ‘hot weeks’

Questions, questions. If Tiger Woods’ brief visit to Royal Portrush told us anything, it is that the Masters champion is going to have to rely on “hot weeks” for any future success. And not just in the weather department to limber up his surgically fused back. While Woods’ dysfunctional first round and lament for his…MORE

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