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Puerto Rico debates statehood as income inequality grows

CBSN Originals' new documentary "Fighting for Paradise: Puerto Rico's Future" explores the growing economic inequality in Puerto Rico and the divide over whether statehood is the solution. CBS News correspondent Lilia Luciano joins Tanya Rivero to discuss the island's economy and differing visions of its path forward.
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Francisco “Frank” “Mr. Z” Zayas Jr., 74

Francisco “Frank” “Mr. Z”, Zayas Jr., 74, of Ellwood City passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at VA Medical Center – Oakland following a courageous battle with cancer. Born February 12, 1947 in San Juan, Puerto Rico he was the son of the late Francisco Sr. and Dolores Cuba Zayas....
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Pep Boys to close several N.J. stores, reports say

Pep Boys will shutter several New Jersey stores as part of its plan to close over 100 locations and shift the company out of retail operations, according to multiple reports. The automotive supply chain will close its Parsipanny store on Route 46 but continue auto work and repairs there, according to Patch.

New Findings After Stranded Barge Moved

A stranded barge off our coast, filled with 12,000 tons of coal ash from Puerto Rico, has been moved and now samples taken of the sand and water around the barge show us the impact barge has made on the environment. Marine Biologist, Dr. Quinton White, from Jacksonville University joins us to discuss the findings.
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Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi on island statehood, Hurricane Maria and COVID recovery

Since 1917, Puerto Ricans have been American citizens without federal government representation. Now, the island's territory status is the subject of two bills introduced in Congress this year. Governor Pedro Pierluisi joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano to discuss the latest on the debate over statehood, as well as the latest on the island's recovery from Hurricane Maria and the coronavirus pandemic.

Pachyman, 'El Benson'

Just in time for warmer weather, Pachyman's new single "El Benson" will teleport even land-locked listeners sea-side. The simple melody and cool, cascading electronic beats effortlessly carry the instrumental track. The sweet electric guitar riffs fade in and out with the cadence of the waves that kiss the shore of Pachy's Puerto Rico. If you're looking for good reggae-infused notes and sun-kissed percussion to be the sound of your summer — look no further. Pachyman, consistent king of smooth beats, is here — with good vibes, cool jams and probably a Piña Colada in hand.
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West receives Subway Scholarship

LUSK – This month, recent graduate Deanna West was one of three students who received the Subway Fresh Start Scholarship. The scholarship is open to students from the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia, who have been employed at Subway for at least six months. From her work at Subway,...
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Is statehood the answer to Puerto Rico's problems?

Watch the CBSN Originals documentary "Fighting for Paradise: Puerto Rico's Future" in the video player above. It premieres on CBSN Sunday, June 27 at 8 p.m., 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET. Ricardo Rosselló, whose name circled the globe when hundreds of thousands Puerto Ricans took to the streets to...
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The 27 Cheapest Places To Travel This Summer

As more and more Americans are getting vaccinated, they are traveling in droves. According to the travel app Hopper.com, searches for hotels are up a whopping 130% since the beginning of 2021, and AAA is predicting that the travel volume for the upcoming the Fourth of July holiday could be the second-highest on record. But here’s the rub: Cheap travel and cheap flights are a thing of the past and there aren’t many travel deals out there right now, since high demand comes with high prices.
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Puerto Rico presses Congress to prevent 'Medicaid cliff'

Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi (D) said Thursday that a looming “Medicaid cliff” and a slew of political and economic challenges all come back to the island’s status as a U.S. territory. The debate over status will remain at the core of the island's politics indefinitely, he said, unless Puerto...
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With a Location in Kennett Square, PathStone a Visionary Nonprofit That Empowers People to Build Better Lives

Image via PathStone Corporation. PathStone Corporation boasts a long and distinguished history as a force for good throughout the region. A community development and human services nonprofit dedicated to eliminating poverty and strengthening families and individuals in the communities it serves, PathStone is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and operates in scores of counties across seven states and Puerto Rico.

CDC updates travel guidelines

CHARLESTON — If you're getting ready for a trip this summer, there are some things you may need to know before flying within or out of the country. The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention have updated their travel guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Dr. Sherri Young with the...
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The National Women’s Hall of Fame Forum + FLX Pride Present: Inspiring All!

Register for the virtual program here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fCDkoQLfQ6O66vZ1l9G1Yg. Join the National Women’s Hall of Fame and FLX Pride in a virtual conversation with local LGBTQ Activist, Wanda Martinex-Johncox! Wanda, NWHF, and FLX Pride staff members will engage in a captivating conversation about Wanda’s triumphs and tribulations, how she brings an LGBTQ perspective to the Canandaigua Veteran Affairs (VA), and advice for how to be a supportive ally. Audience members will be able to ask questions throughout the conversation and can submit questions ahead of time by emailing forum@womenfothehall.org.
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Lebanon dancers to 'rock' national competition at Disney World

The Talent Factory Arts and Dance Studio will be competing at Disney World for the first time during the first week of July in two different national dance competitions. After postponing the event from last year, the dance team has been practicing since September and raising money for costumes, tickets and other expenses. Their routine for this year is themed “School of Rock,” and yes—they are dancing with real instruments.

Ali Gibson set to make history with Puerto Rico at Tokyo Olympics

Gibson, a former St. Mary's basketball player, had qualified for Tokyo with the Puerto Rico women's basketball team for the first time in the federation's history. But COVID-19 shut the world down. “I just kept training in case it did happen and thank goodness it did," Gibson said. "I'm excited...