If the Senate passes a version of a debt restructuring bill that varies from the one already approved by the House, Puerto Rico is more likely to default this Friday.
At a DNC platform committee meeting on June 24, the committee voted to not include a ban on fracking as part of the Democratic Party's platform for the 2016 election.
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