Newly arrived Puerto Ricans listen to Sami Haiman-Marrero during an orientation session in Orlando in June. Photo: John Raoux / AP

Following the disaster of Hurricane Maria, more than 168,000 Puerto Ricans have fled to Florida, according to the New York Times.

Why it matters: Puerto Ricans could "tilt Democratic," according to the Times, and thousands of them voting in Florida could impact a crucial swing state in presidential elections. There are "well over a million" Puerto Ricans living in Florida as of this year, compared to less than 500,000 in 2000, the NYT reports.

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Two officers shot in Louisville amid Breonna Taylor protests

Police officers stand guard during a protest in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Ben Hendren/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Louisville Metro Police Department said two officers were shot downtown in the Kentucky city late Wednesday, just hours after a grand jury announced an indictment in the Breonna Taylor case.

Driving the news: Metrosafe, the city's emergency services, said it received reports of a shooting at South Brook St. and Broadway Ave., near the area where protests were taking place. A police spokesperson told a press briefing the injuries of both officers were not life-threatening. One officer was "alert and stable" and the other was undergoing surgery, he said.

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Biden: Breonna Taylor indictment "does not answer" call for justice

Former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday condemned the grand jury indictment of a Louisville police officer who entered Breonna Taylor's home in March in a botched drug raid that led to her death, saying in a statement the decision "does not answer" for equal justice.

The big picture: Biden called for reforms to address police use of force and no-knock warrants, while demanding a ban on chokeholds. He added that people "have a right to peacefully protest, but violence is never acceptable."

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