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Guillotine carried by governor’s mansion as Puerto Rico protests escalate dramatically

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Puerto Ricans continue to rise up against leaders of their country as disaster relief and resources remain kept from those who need it most.

Since last month, the American territory has been dealing with near-non-stop earthquakes on the south side of the island. But it has only been recently that they were able to gain access to emergency supplies, the National Guard said Tuesday.

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“Residents were irate when two warehouses — one in the southern city of Ponce and another near San Juan — were found to be filled with thousands of abandoned supplies, apparently never used after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017,” AFP reported this week.

While residents were already furious about the hurricane relief being held up in 2018, now they’re faced with it happening again.

It’s for that reason they took to the streets on Thursday. According to those posting on Twitter, the fury was evident when protesters began carrying a guillotine to the governor’s mansion.

You can see videos and photos from the protest below:

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“Unconscionable”: Fury as federal appeals court upholds Trump’s anti-women, anti-choice “gag rule”

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"Leaving women in the dark about their healthcare and restricting doctors from providing candid advice is simply not in the best interest of public health."

Women's healthcare advocates fumed Monday after a federal appeals court upheld the Trump-Pence administration's so-called domestic "gag rule."

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down the 7-4 decision regarding the administration's policy of preventing Title X funds from going to clinics that provide referrals for abortions, even though no federal funds pay for abortions.

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The trade conflict of the past two years likely left a mark on the US economy, even with the recent agreement to defuse the situation, a Federal Reserve official said Monday.

The outbreak of the new coronavirus in China adds another risk factor to the outlook, which otherwise seemed poised to provide steady growth, said Loretta Mester, president of the Federal Reserve's regional bank in Cleveland.

"At this point, it is difficult to assess the magnitude of the economic effects, but this new source of uncertainty is something I will be carefully monitoring," she said of the epidemic.

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Trump’s latest healthcare push would be a massive gift to Silicon Valley — and could destroy your privacy rights

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The tech industry and Silicon Valley have been lobbying the Trump Administration for policy changes that, they argue, would make it easier for patients in the U.S. to download their medical records onto their smartphones. But this change, journalists Arius Tahir and Adam Cancryn report in Politico, has privacy advocates worried that the privacy of millions of patients could be seriously compromised.

“If proposed policy changes go through, patients would be able to download their health records onto their smartphones and direct it to apps of their choice,” Tahir and Cancryn explain. “But there’s a major privacy pitfall: as soon as those records leave the software system of the doctor or hospital, they are no longer protected by HIPAA, the landmark medical privacy law.”

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