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Puerto Rico rejects key deal with creditors to reduce debt

9 days ago   |   By Star Tribune

Puerto Rico's governor announced Tuesday that a federal control board reached a key deal that would reduce the U.S. territory's overall debt by nearly 80%, but that his administration is rejecting it amid concerns about cuts to the island's crumbling public pension system.
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Puerto Rico governor rejects key deal with creditors to reduce debt due to pension cuts

9 days ago   |   By NBC News

“The plan of adjustment should not be structured in a way that affects our pensioners even more,” Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said.
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Pope Francis arrives in Iraq to rally Christians despite pandemic

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq to rally Christians despite pandemic

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Official wants authority to force schools to reopen

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1 killed, 2 injured in I-57 shooting: state police

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Senate set to debate $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill

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EU has no interest in Irish peace, says Northern Ireland's FM, as Europe...

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Midlevel member of Trump state department arrested on charges related to...

Midlevel member of Trump state department arrested on charges related to Capitol attack

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Tom Brady rookie card sells for record $1.32 million

Tom Brady rookie card sells for record $1.32 million

Tom Brady keeps setting records, and this time, he didn't even play. A rookie card for the 43-year-old Brady sold for a record $1.32 million on Thursday on PWCC Marketplace, an... Read more ...