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MAY 09, 2016 - Wall Street Journal

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Treasury's Lew Tours Puerto Rico to Urge Congress to Act

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Monday traveled to Puerto Rico for the second time this year to underscore the administration’s growing concern of a large debt default this summer unless Congress intervenes.

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MAY 09, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Treasury secretary pressures Congress on Puerto Rico debt crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew hoped to jump-start congressional efforts to aid debt-stricken Puerto Rico, traveling to the U.S. territory on Monday and focusing on basic services in jeopardy at public hospitals and schools. The Treasury Department said Lew’s trip would highlight how the decadelong debt crisis “has already harmed the health, safety and welfare of ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - NPR

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North Carolina Sues Federal Government Over Transgender Bathroom Law

The state of North Carolina sued the federal government Monday. North Carolina's governor says the Obama administration is bypassing Congress to rewrite state law. It's over the state's controversial bill that limits protections for LGBT people.

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MAY 09, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Treasury Secretary hopes to jump-start help for Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew got a first-hand look at the humanitarian impact of Puerto Rico's $70 billion debt, touring an elementary school dealing with limited electricity, little money for repairs and basic services jeopardized by the financial crisis. The Obama administration hopes to jump-start congressional efforts to aid the U.S. territory, and Lew's one-day ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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White House on damage control after aide's magazine profile

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday worked to contain the damage caused by one of President Barack Obama's closest aides, who, in a seemingly candid, behind-the-curtain magazine story, ripped the Washington press corps as know-nothings, talked of creating an "echo chamber" of supporters to sell the Iran nuclear deal and dismissed long-time foreign policy hands, including Hillary Clinton, ...

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