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Puerto Rico vote could launch island territory on path to US statehood

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Early returns had Puerto Rico citizens voting in favor of changing the US island territory’s relationship with the US, with a majority of those voting in the national referendum opting for US statehood. The vote is non-binding and any change of status would require US congressional approval, though President Barack Obama said he would support any clear outcome of the vote.

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