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New Census Bureau data shows Puerto Rico lost nearly 4 percent of its population after Hurricane Maria—the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer.

Data released Thursday shows the U.S. territory’s population dropped by 129,848 people between July 2017 and July 2018. The hurricane struck two months into that period, in September 2017. The population loss was due to both deaths and people moving away, although emigration accounted for most of the drop. The heaviest population drops occurred in metropolitan areas such as the capital of San Juan, the city of Ponce and surrounding areas.

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America focused on little else during the first 791 days of President Donald Trump’s tenure. Every day, news anchors reported on it, print journalists wrote about it, and late-night show hosts riffed about it. It was a constant, deafening roar about the presidential investigation into collusion with the Russians.

During that time, the world’s largest-circulation news magazine featured the likeness of the commander-in-chief on its cover 19 times. For context, President Barack Obama only made it there 10 times in his entire eight-year tenure.

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Have you heard this Easter story? In the spring of the year, King Herod began persecuting the early New Testament Church. The apostle John’s brother James was martyred with a sword—soon after Peter was imprisoned.

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  • WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT

More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinizing everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study.

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  • POLITICS

Turkey’s ruling party on Tuesday asked that a recent municipal election it lost in Istanbul be invalidated, as partial vote recounts in the city and the fight for the country’s commercial hub continued.

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  • TERRORISM & SECURITY

The Taliban announced Friday the start of their spring offensive despite talking peace with the United States. The statement also comes ahead of a significant gathering of Afghans meant to discuss resolutions to the protracted war and an eventual withdrawal of American troops from the country.


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  • INTERNATIONAL

Libya has been plunged into chaos again, with forces loyal to a polarizing military commander marching on the capital and trading fire with militias aligned with a weak UN-backed government.

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  • SOCIETY & LIFESTYLES

America—the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Since 1776, this great country has been the bastion of freedom, wealth and prosperity. People from all over the world have risked their lives, and willingly left families behind to take part in this abundant and ideal society.

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  • AFRICA

Two events in 24 hours sparked the greatest tragedy of the 1990s.

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  • EUROPE

In September 2016, months after the Brexit vote, I received a new assignment to pastor church members in the United Kingdom. I packed my bags and began to move from my home country, the Netherlands.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Bats not only carry the deadly Ebola virus, they are also a reservoir for a new type of influenza virus. These newly discovered flu viruses could potentially also attack the cells of humans and livestock, researchers at the University of Zurich have shown.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

Not long after the start of his term, U.S. President Donald Trump made a strategic shift toward a new nuclear strategy—the development of “low-yield” nuclear weapons. The decision came as a robust response to increased threats from nuclear powers Russia, China and North Korea.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Does sugar directly feed cancers, feeding their growth? The answer seems to be yes, at least in mice according to a study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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