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The hurricane knocked out power to millions and destroyed water infrastructure. It also tore up plants across the island, washed soil off fields and knocked down fences. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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The Salt

Puerto Rico's Hurricane Recovery Hinders Farm Businesses' Seed Research

Many agriculture companies rely on the island's climate for the research and development of commercial corn, soybean and other seeds grown in the U.S. But the storm wiped out needed infrastructure.

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Red Clay Jack Wilkins

Republican Senate leaders, shown here speaking to reporters after the Republican Policy Committee luncheon at the Capitol Wednesday, are finalizing details of a tax plan they hope to vote on this week. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A Revenue 'Trigger' Would Shoot Down Tax Cuts If Economy Doesn't Grow As Expected

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Come Home CHAPPO
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Beyond the Sun Imagined Herbal Flows

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Scientists Train Bacteria To Build Unnatural Proteins

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While We Were Young City of the Sun

Trio da Kali and Kronos Quartet's album, Ladilikan, is available now. Jay Blakesberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trio Da Kali And Kronos Quartet: A Happy Marriage Of Tradition And Rule-Breaking

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Ladilikan Trio Da Kali, Kronos Quartet
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Harvard graduate student Jack Nicoludis (right), who helped organize a campus protest on Wednesday, says the House tax bill would more than double his taxes. "This plan is going to be disastrous for higher ed," he says. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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University Graduate Students Walk Out To Protest Tax Plan That Hurts Them

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The hurricane knocked out power to millions and destroyed water infrastructure. It also tore up plants across the island, washed soil off fields and knocked down fences. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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Puerto Rico's Hurricane Recovery Hinders Farm Businesses' Seed Research

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