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Restoring Power To Puerto Rico Remains A Herculean Task

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Eric Elder, an Army reservist who came to Puerto Rico in early October to do power line work, says the work is challenging. "Every pole is different, every pole has to be looked at and dressed differently." Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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When Will Power Come Back To Puerto Rico? Depends Who You Ask

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Roberto Fret, 54, stands in the backyard of his damaged home. Hurricane Maria blew the roof off the house; the wind was so powerful that it twisted the metal roofing material and scattered pieces of it all over the yard. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Thousands Of Puerto Ricans Are Still In Shelters. Now What?

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Army Reserve troops have been distributing water and other supplies in Morovis since Hurricane Maria struck more than six weeks ago. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Frustration Mounts Over Puerto Rico's 'New Normal' As Federal Troops Leave The Island

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Opioid Commission Delivers Recommendations

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Doctors React To Trump's Opioid Emergency Declaration

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Opioid Crisis: Does A 'Public Health Emergency' Go Far Enough?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Declares Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency

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University Of Florida Officials Brace For White Nationalist's Speech

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Congressional Aid Could Help Puerto Rico Create Sustainable Economy

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Living Without Power, Water Or Internet In Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico Struggling With Many Issues After Hurricane Maria

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Jose Rolon Rivera, 7, receives medication for his asthma at the San Jorge Children's Hospital in Puerto Rico. The hospital only has enough fuel to power its emergency generators until Saturday, an administrator says. Angel Valentin for NPR hide caption

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In Puerto Rico, Relying On Luck And Enough Gas To Get Medical Care

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Relief Effort In Puerto Rico Drags, Fuel Shortages Are Monumental

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Puerto Rico Hospitals Are Struggling To Provide Care After Hurricane Maria

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