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Puerto Rico's disgraced Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Wednesday he plans to nominate former Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, pictured in 2016, to succeed him when he steps down on Friday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators took to the streets Friday, a day after Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced he would resign. It is unclear who will take his place. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Will Be Puerto Rico's Next Governor?

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Bad Bunny (holding flag), singer Ricky Martin (in black hat) and Residente (in blue hat) join demonstrators in protest against Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in Old San Juan. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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'Afilando Los Cuchillos' Soundtracks Puerto Rico's Social Movement In Real Time

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Police used tear gas against protesters on Wednesday in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Streets A 'War Zone' As Protesters Call For Puerto Rico's Governor To Resign

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Residente performs during Austin City Limits Festival in October 2018. The Puerto Rican rapper's latest song is a response to the island's protests against Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. Erika Goldring/FilmMagic hide caption

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says he will not step down following the publication of private chat messages laden with misogynist and homophobic language. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Medalla Light, Puerto Rico's Beer Of Choice, Is A Hit In Connecticut

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The U.S. Attorney of Puerto Rico on Wednesday announced 75 alleged gang members have been charged with conspiring to distribute marijuana, cocaine, heroine, oxycodone and alprazolam as part of a vicious drug trafficking ring. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Drinking water samples from homes in southwestern Puerto Rico are tested at Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in San German. Rebecca Hersher/NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rico's Tap Water Often Goes Untested, Raising Fears About Lead Contamination

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A resident of Puerto Rico cleans up just after Hurricane Maria struck the island on Set. 20, 2017 Angel Valentin for NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rico One Year After Maria

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President Trump visits residents of Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria last October. The president has been criticized for questioning the death toll from that storm while the U.S. mainland prepared for Hurricane Florence last week. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, who visited Puerto Rico with first lady Melania Trump in October 2017, denies 3,000 people died as a result of last year's hurricanes and falsely claims Democrats inflated it to make him look bad. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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In October 2017, a resident tries to connect electrical lines downed by Hurricane Maria in Toa Baja. Puerto Rican officials say electricity has returned to all residents without it after the hurricane. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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In this June 13 photo, a residence in the Figueroa neighborhood stands destroyed nine months after Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On Wednesday a federal judge extended a temporary housing program for territory residents whose homes were destroyed. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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In the mountain town of Juyaya, Puerto Rico, last October, children watched as U.S. Army helicopters brought a team of physicians to assess the medical needs of the local hospital and residents. Going forward, health economists say, the U.S. territory will need continued federal help to deal with its overwhelming Medicaid expenses. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Army soldiers pass out water, provided by FEMA, to residents in a neighborhood without grid electricity or running water in San Isidro, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 17, 2017. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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