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FEMA says its new rates better reflect the risk from more intense and frequent rain and floods. The increase could make housing unaffordable for some in the most flood-prone areas.
As the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus increases, so does the strain on funeral homes across the country. Funeral directors are struggling to meet the soaring demand for their services.
Approved by referendum, the measure overturns a 150-year-old ban. It applies to those who have completed their sentences, except those convicted of murder or a felony sex offense.
Art
In Miami Beach, visitors were lying down in freshly-dug graves 10 at a time. It was part of Tania El Khoury’s interactive artwork, which tells the tales of people killed in Syria’s civil war.
Politics
These days, Puerto Rico’s monumental power restoration effort involves helicopters dropping 100-foot towers into the mountains and a “big dance” of crews, equipment and expertise.
Army officials say they’re beginning a drawdown of federal troops on Puerto Rico, even as many homes still lack power and clean drinking water.
The move could free up resources for treatment and to better monitor prescriptions.
One San Juan hospital ran out of diesel earlier this week and had to discharge 40 patients. It now has enough to fuel its generators until Saturday.
Politics
For years, major charities have been holding fund-raisers at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach resort owned by President Trump. Now, in the wake of his comments on Charlottesville, many are turning away.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in Miami highlighting one of the city’s communities cooperating with the Trump administration in helping deport immigrants here illegally, but he’s still singling out cities who aren’t complying.
The new bill was pushed by a conservative group critical of the way evolution, climate change and government were being taught in Florida schools.
Some 58,000 Haitians are in the U.S. under a program known as Temporary Protected Status, which Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has extended for six months.
The Trump administration is considering ending Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, which would force some 50,000 Haitians now living in the U.S. to return home.
Politics
Protests across the country, including in D.C. and near Trump’s private club in Florida, focused on the president’s decision to keep his tax returns private.
Advocates want the administration to release a list of visitors to President Trump’s Florida resort. A former Secret Service official says that information doesn’t exist.
People born in Puerto Rico have been counted as U.S. citizens since 1917, but they can’t vote for president and don’t have voting representation in Congress.
The president’s business canceled memberships in the National Jupiter Golf Club, but kept the fees. A federal court has ruled the company must refund nearly $6 million.
Donald Trump owns many golf courses, which provide his family with lots of revenue. And as president, he’ll be able to steer labor and environmental policies that could boost his own profits.