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A federal control board on Friday took over Puerto Rico's finances and several government agencies for the first time in the U.S. territory's history in a bid to haul the island out of an acute economic crisis.Members also voted on which Puerto Rico government agencies would come under the board's oversight.The board was approved by Congress in June and is charged in part with helping restructure a portion of a nearly $70 billion public debt that Garcia has said is unpayable.On the board is a representative of Puerto Rico's governor who is barred from voting.Garcia on Thursday urged the board to make the public pension system one of its priorities.
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