Puerto Rico Teachers Lead Push for Higher Pay for Public Workers

SAN JUAN, P.R. — In Puerto Rico, the base pay for public-school teachers is $1,750 a month — a figure that has not increased in 13 years and has forced Jessica Colón Cartagena, a special-education teacher, to tutor students and

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Why COVID death counts in America may be higher than officials say

Brown Institute for Media Innovation and MuckRock’s Documenting COVID-19 project Death rates among Native, Hispanic and Black Americans still outpace pre-pandemic figures, showing the hidden toll of COVID-19 on communities of color even as vaccines have become widely available, according

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Budget Office Determines Democrats’ Spending Bill Will Nudge Deficit Higher

There were bright spots for Mr. Biden and his party in the budget office analysis. It confirmed that in the eyes of the congressional scorekeepers, the Democratic bill would add significantly less to deficits over a decade than the large

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