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Tropical Storm? The Supreme Court Considers Double Jeopardy and the Sovereign Status of Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm? The Supreme Court Considers Double Jeopardy and the Sovereign Status of Puerto Rico

Date: November 4, 2015
Creator: unknown
Description: This legal sidebar discusses the nature of the relationship between the United States government and the territory of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Based in part on statutory language providing that the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States is "in the nature of a compact," arguments have been made that any change in Puerto Rico's political status must be consented to by both parties.
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Puerto Rico and Health Care Finance: Frequently Asked Questions

Puerto Rico and Health Care Finance: Frequently Asked Questions

Date: November 18, 2015
Creator: Mach, Annie L.
Description: This report provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Puerto Rico's health care system, including how federal health care programs (Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program [CHIP]) and private health insurance requirements apply to Puerto Rico.
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Puerto Rico's Current Fiscal Challenges: In Brief

Puerto Rico's Current Fiscal Challenges: In Brief

Date: August 18, 2015
Creator: Austin, D. A.
Description: This report discusses the current state of Puerto Rico's public finances. Puerto Rico faces several fiscal hurdles in 2015. Concerns regarding the sustainability of Puerto Rico's public finances have intensified over the past year, despite several measures taken by the island's government to reduce spending, increase revenues, and restructure its obligations.
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Puerto Rico's Current Fiscal Challenges: In Brief

Puerto Rico's Current Fiscal Challenges: In Brief

Date: July 7, 2015
Creator: Austin, D. A.
Description: This report discusses the current state of Puerto Rico's public finances. Puerto Rico faces several fiscal hurdles in 2015. Concerns regarding the sustainability of Puerto Rico's public finances have intensified over the past year, despite several measures taken by the island's government to reduce spending, increase revenues, and restructure its obligations.
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The Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory

The Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory

Date: March 5, 2009
Creator: Matthews, Christine M.
Description: This report discusses the issues involved with determining whether the Arecib Ionospheric Observatory is more cost-effective than replacing it with newer, available technology. The Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory is a radio and radar telescope located in Barrio Esperanza, Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
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The Rum Excise Tax Cover-Over: Legislative History and Current Issues

The Rum Excise Tax Cover-Over: Legislative History and Current Issues

Date: January 20, 2010
Creator: Maguire, Steven & Teefy, Jennifer
Description: This report provides a history and analysis of the rum cover-over program and current legislative efforts to modify the program. The congressional debate on this legislation could also lead to debate on the broader issue of the cover-over program more generally.
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Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress

Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress

Date: May 19, 2010
Creator: Bea, Keith & Garrett, R. Sam
Description: This report discusses the current U.S.-Puerto Rico relationship, the history of said relationship, and the current political state of Puerto Rico, as well as relevant pieces of U.S. Congressional legislation concerning Puerto Rico.
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Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress

Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress

Date: April 23, 2010
Creator: Bea, Keith & Garrett, R. Sam
Description: This report discusses the current U.S.-Puerto Rico relationship, the history of said relationship, and the current political state of Puerto Rico, as well as relevant pieces of U.S. Congressional legislation concerning Puerto Rico.
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Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress

Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress

Date: August 4, 2009
Creator: Bea, Keith & Garrett, R. Sam
Description: This report discusses the current U.S.-Puerto Rico relationship, the history of said relationship, and the current political state of Puerto Rico, as well as relevant pieces of U.S. Congressional legislation concerning Puerto Rico.
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Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress

Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress

Date: March 16, 2010
Creator: Bea, Keith & Garrett, R. Sam
Description: This report discusses the current U.S.-Puerto Rico relationship, the history of said relationship, and the current political state of Puerto Rico, as well as relevant pieces of U.S. Congressional legislation concerning Puerto Rico.
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Puerto Rican Statehood: Effects on House Apportionment

Puerto Rican Statehood: Effects on House Apportionment

Date: March 16, 2011
Creator: Crocker, Royce
Description: This report looks at House of Representative distribution between states if Puerto Rico were to gain statehood.
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Citrus Fruit Growing in the Gulf States

Citrus Fruit Growing in the Gulf States

Date: 1906
Creator: Rolfs, P. H. (Peter Henry), 1865-1944
Description: Report discussing best practices for cultivating a citrus orchard. Discussion includes possible grove sites, varieties of citrus trees, fertilizers, methods of cold protection, and nursery cultivation.
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The Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory

The Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory

Date: June 16, 2011
Creator: Matthews, Christine M.
Description: This report discusses the issues involved with determining whether the Arecib Ionospheric Observatory is more cost-effective than replacing it with newer, available technology. The Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory is a radio and radar telescope located in Barrio Esperanza, Arecibo, Puerto Rico. In 2005-2006, NSF's Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) conducted a Senior Review of its portfolio of facilities and reported that the scientific value of the Arecibo was modest when compared to other existing and proposed projects and recommended decreasing the telescope's annual $12.0 million budget to $9.0 million in FY2009, and securing partnerships for the remaining necessary funding.
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Sites, Soils, and Varieties for Citrus Groves in the Gulf States

Sites, Soils, and Varieties for Citrus Groves in the Gulf States

Date: 1913
Creator: Rolfs, P. H. (Peter Henry), 1865-1944
Description: "The following pages contain brief and concise directions for the choice of the proper sites, soils, and varieties for citrus orchards in the Gulf States." -- p. 7
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Propagation of Citrus Trees in the Gulf States

Propagation of Citrus Trees in the Gulf States

Date: 1913
Creator: Rolfs, P. H. (Peter Henry), 1865-1944
Description: Report giving "a brief description of the methods of propagating citrus trees and of the most important nursery practices. It includes also a discussion of the choice of suitable stocks for different regions." -- p. 3
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Compilation of War Laws of the Various States and Insular Possessions

Compilation of War Laws of the Various States and Insular Possessions

Date: 1919
Creator: United States. Army. Office of the Judge Advocate General
Description: Text containing the laws related to World War I that were enacted within the United States and possessions in the Caribbean. Summaries of the laws are organized by topic, which are listed alphabetically in the table of contents (pp. 5-6). Index starts on page 185
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United States Earthquakes, 1928

United States Earthquakes, 1928

Date: 1930
Creator: Heck, N. H. & Bodle, R. R.
Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1928. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
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United States Earthquakes, 1930

United States Earthquakes, 1930

Date: 1932
Creator: Neumann, Frank & Bodle, R. R.
Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1930. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
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United States Earthquakes, 1961

United States Earthquakes, 1961

Date: 1961
Creator: unknown
Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1961. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
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United States Earthquakes, 1949

United States Earthquakes, 1949

Date: 1949
Creator: unknown
Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1949. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
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United States Earthquakes, 1962

United States Earthquakes, 1962

Date: 1962
Creator: unknown
Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1962. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
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United States Earthquakes, 1935

United States Earthquakes, 1935

Date: 1935
Creator: unknown
Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1935. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
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United States Earthquakes 1942

United States Earthquakes 1942

Date: 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1942. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
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United States Earthquakes 1941

United States Earthquakes 1941

Date: 1941
Creator: unknown
Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1941. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
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