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February 12, 2018

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Carlos Ventura carries a corrugated metal sheet to be used for a ceiling, while he helps a neighbor to rebuild her house, which was partially destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Carlos Ventura carries a corrugated metal sheet to be used for a ceiling, while he helps a neighbor to rebuild her house, which was partially destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

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After Hurricane Maria, the federal government helped thousands of Puerto Ricans find temporary shelter in mainland US cities. Now that aid is running out. Also, North Korea's Olympic charm offensive. And high-quality coffee from Yemen.

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Health

Discussion: The flu outbreak — what you need to know

If someone in your family is sick with the flu, you already know this: the flu season this year is bad. Maybe even record-breaking bad, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Last Friday, the CDC said this could be the worst flu outbreak since the 2009 swine flu pandemic. The World hosted a discussion about the flu outbreak during an event at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Here is a video recording of the live event.

Culture

Is it ethical to vacation in places devastated by disaster?

In December, three months after Puerto Rico was pummelled by Hurricane Maria, a spokesman for the island's tourism industry declared it was open for business. But much of Puerto Rico is still struggling to get back on its feet. So what's an island lover to do for spring break? Embrace the devastated destinations or give them space to breathe?

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