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San Juan mayor in hurricane spotlight after Donald Trump tweets

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In Puerto Rico’s hurricane-ravaged capital, it seems Carmen Yulin Cruz is everywhere these days: handing out bags of ice, wading through chest-deep floodwaters, hugging people in need of comfort. Cruz has long won attention across the island for her hands-on style of leadership in San Juan. But this week she rose to international prominence as a target of Twitter attacks by U.S. President Donald Trump — including one tweet Sunday calling her and others “politically motivated ingrates.”

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Attacks in Havana hit U.S. spy network in Cuba

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Frightening attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana struck the heart of America’s spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, The Associated Press has learned. It wasn’t until U.S. spies, posted to the embassy under diplomatic cover, reported hearing bizarre sounds and experiencing even stranger physical effects that the United States realized something was wrong, individuals familiar with the situation said.

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Republicans question Bill Nelson over fundraising from Hurricane Irma

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As Rahm Emanuel once said: “Never let a serious crisis go to waste.” Bill Nelson may be taking that advice to heart.

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John Morgan brings his “talking tour” to St. Pete

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Saying it was good to be back in “Charlie Crist country,” Orlando attorney/entrepreneur/celebrity John Morgan made an entertaining appearance at the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. There, he discussed what he says is the very real possibility that he will pull the trigger next year and run for the Democratic nomination for governor.

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‘Nothing, nothing.’ Aid lags in hurricane-torn Puerto Rico

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Relatives helped Maribel Valentin Espino find shelter when Hurricane Maria roared through her community in northern Puerto Rico. Neighbors formed volunteer brigades to cut fallen trees and clear twisty mountain roads after the storm had passed. Now, friends and a local cattle ranch provide the water they need to survive in the tropical heat.

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Poll: Adam Putnam is front-runner in governor’s race

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It’s clear that Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has been running a careful race for Florida governor. And Republican voters like what they are seeing, according to a new poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

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