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Amid Historically Low Turnout, Puerto Ricans Vote for Statehood

NEWS SCAN Puerto Ricans who voted for US statehood in a non-binding referendum Sunday are “claiming our equal rights as American citizens,” Puerto Rico’s governor says. Ninety-seven percent of the votes favored statehood but voter participation was just 23% after opposition parties called for a

DC and Maryland AGs sue Trump for constitutional violations

NEWS SCAN  The attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, DC, filed suit  against US President Donald Trump, alleging that he has violated the constitution by accepting payments and gifts from foreign governments while in office. The suit claims that by retaining ownership of and involvement in

SBTC orders blood banks to hold donation camps

NEWS SCAN To overcome the blood shortage, the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has ordered city-based blood banks run by the government to conduct blood donation camps at various railway stations in the city.Blood banks face a sharp decline in blood donations during summer and