A boy stands by a poster showing President Barack Obama and former President John F. Kennedy, a day before Obama's visit to Puerto Rico, on the grounds of El Morro National Park in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on June 13. Obama's June 14 trip marks the first visit to the US Territory by a sitting US President since Kennedy's 1961 visit.
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A volunteer effort collects thousands of pounds of garbage – refrigerators, tires, shopping carts, toys, and countless plastic bottles – from San Juan, Puerto Rico, estuaries.
Innovative programs across the US are finding some success in reengaging high school dropouts. They strive to target 'disconnected' youths – those not in school and not working, who are a costly burden for taxpayers.