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Puerto Rican schools might not open for weeks

Twelve days after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, officials said only 5% of the island has electricity and its schools are not close to reopening. Julia Kelleher, Puerto Rico’s secretary of education, told CNN on Sunday that some public schools might not resume classes until mid-October due to storm damage, though decisions will be made on a regional basis. “There are 1,113 public schools and a student population of 350,000 on the island but only 400 schools have been assessed for damage,” Julia Kelleher stated.

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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dead at 91

Founder, creator, and editor-in-chief of the infamous Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner was reported dead by his company on Wednesday September 27th, 2017. The cause of death was natural causes. He was 91 years old.

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Tom Price out as HHS secretary after private plane scandal

Tom Price, the now former secretary of Health and Human Services, resigned Friday amid a scandal involving improper use of private, government-paid jets for business trips. Price’s resignation came as soon as he was being investigated by the department’s inspector general for using private jets for multiple government business trips. The cost for the trips amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive for the first time in the country’s history

Saudi Arabia surprisingly made a decision to allow women to drive for the first time in the country’s history. The young royal, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has been advocating for a more liberal change in the country in order to boost the country’s economy as well as to ease international criticism. Even though there would be a definite backlash from the more conservative citizens of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman advanced with his decision.

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