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Searching for My Missing Family in Puerto Rico

Floodwaters persist in some streets in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan on Wednesday, a week after Hurricane Maria descended on Puerto Rico. Victor J. BlueIdeologically, Nimia Vicens and her brother José Juan Vicens Huertas, my grandfather, were polar opposites. In a family of 12 children, they represented extremes in the spectrum of Puerto Rican…

Democrats Pick an Ex-Prosecutor for Pennsylvania’s Special Congressional Election

Conor Lamb after winning the Democratic nomination for a Pennsylvania congressional seat. On Sunday, Pennsylvania Democrats picked Conor Lamb, a former federal prosecutor, as their nominee for a special congressional election to replace disgraced Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned in October. The special election is scheduled for March. About 550 local Democratic officials, mostly precinct…