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By PBS NewsHour
Democratic lawmakers say Congress has both the moral obligation and constitutional authority to ensure that the city's 700,000 residents are allowed full voting rights, no longer subject to "taxation without representation."…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Friday's vote, if successful, would pass a D.C. statehood bill for the first time in the House, but the legislation faces insurmountable opposition in the GOP-controlled Senate.
By Andrew Taylor, Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
Democrats controlling the House have slated a vote next week to make the District of Columbia the 51st state. It's an issue that they say has become far more important in the aftermath of protests for racial justice in both…
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
For the first time in the island’s history, the referendum will ask a single, simple question: Should Puerto Rico be immediately admitted as a U.S. state?…
By Dánica Coto, Associated Press
By Ivette Feliciano
Following a series of defaults on payments toward billions of dollars worth of debt, Congress last year passed a law giving a federal financial board oversight on Puerto Rico’s budget. The board has made severe cuts — closing 179 schools…
By Omar Etman
A majority of Puerto Ricans voted in support of statehood in a nonbinding referendum on Sunday, according to early polling results.
By Kenya Downs
With thousands of Puerto Ricans leaving the island for Florida, potential new voters means the U.S. territory's issues can no longer be ignored.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the state of diplomacy in the Middle East as Palestinians push for statehood.
Ray Suarez discusses the president's visit with Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno.
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