Photo: Monica Lopez (R) looks at her dog at a shelter set up at the Pedrin Zorrilla coliseum after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico September 25, 2017. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)
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Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria left the island, Puerto Rico’s governor is warning of a humanitarian crisis. Power is in very short supply. So is potable water. And relief efforts are just getting started.
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Weekends are made for brunch: eggs benedict, french toast, breakfast burritos... But why not mix it up a little this weekend by taking cues from how the Chinese do brunch? Dim Sum, Hong Kong- style cafes, and Taiwanese breakfasts are top contenders to break up your Saturday or Sunday routine here in LA.
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LA high school senior fights gun violence After the mass school shooting in Florida, many young people are taking action against guns. We talk about the growing protest movement with an 18-year-old activist in LA. We also look at what other countries have done to prevent shootings, like mandatory training and age restrictions.
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