Puerto Rico just kicked out another governor

Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court just booted out the man who declared himself governor on Friday, leaving the US territory leaderless as a constitutional crisis unfolds.

In a unanimous ruling Wednesday, the court’s seven justices invalidated the swearing-in of Pedro Pierluisi, a lawyer and former politician whom former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló had nominated to replace him. Rosselló resigned after 12 days of anti-government protests in San Juan in response to corruption and social media scandals.

Rosselló swore in Pierluisi before leaving office at 5 pm Friday, even though the Senate had yet to vote on his confirmation. That set up a …

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  • Writer Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88. As the first African American woman to receive the Nobel Prize in literature, Morrison was a trailblazing figure in portraying black life in