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70,000 in Puerto Rico urged to evacuate immediately as dam is in ‘imminent’ danger of failure
Puerto Rico and National Weather Service officials have urged residents in a western section of the island to flee for higher ground as the Guajataca Dam is failing and could burst. A dam failure could send a massive amount of water toward coastal areas along the Guajataca River, which flows north toward the ocean from a large inland lake.


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Latest effort to repeal Obamacare on brink of failure after GOP defections
Sen. John McCain joined Sen. Rand Paul in formally opposing the plan, leaving the bill one vote away from defeat and forcing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump to make a difficult choice: Pursue a vote that appears increasingly likely to fail, or end the endeavor and deal with the backlash.






Cassidy-Graham plan undercuts GOP pledge to protect coverage for preexisting conditions
Under the bill, insurers could not refuse to sell coverage to people with a history of illness — but could charge them far more.






Republicans targeting a corporate tax rate of 20%, retreating from Trump’s goal
In their tax plan, GOP negotiators are also expected to include “full expensing,” which permits businesses to fully deduct their capital expenses immediately rather than writing them off over several years. But that provision will sunset after five years.





















Mexico may have a new problem: Too much earthquake aid
The outpouring of aid since the quake has been vast: Restaurants offering free food, volunteers digging through rubble, strangers sheltering strangers. But some Mexicans believe the generosity could be better directed toward longer-term needs.


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High court case offers window into how representatives choose their constituents
Wisconsin’s redistricting maps are at the center of a Supreme Court case that could change the dynamics of U.S. politics — if the justices decide for the first time that a legislative map is so infected with political favoritism that it violates the Constitution.


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The African American Museum a year later: Still the hottest ticket in town
Using augmented reality, The Post art critic takes a second look at Washington’s newest monumental architecture.


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Solar industry roiled by trade ruling that some fear could lead to tariffs
The decision on what to do now falls to President Trump and his administration. But Trump’s expected role is where the fear lies for some in the solar industry.


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