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John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

Breaking NewsCaribbean NewsTourism News

Walking Dead fans now have a ship to call their own for this three-day zombie filled adventure through the Caribbean. ATLANTA, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Fans of Skybound’s The Walking Dead now have a vacation to call their own – Atlanta based Sixthman, the industry leader in festivals at

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Breaking NewsInternational News

  A mother and child have been rescued after surviving a plane crash in the Colombian jungle, according to reports. María Nelly Murillo, 18, and her infant son were passengers on a twin engine Cessna 303 prop plane when it crashed, obliterating the plane and killing the pilot, Carlos Mario

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Breaking NewsNational News

The highest court in Massachusetts on Thursday set legal guidelines for when and how parents can use spanking to discipline their children, the Associated Press reports. This is the first time legal guidelines for corporal punishment have ever been established. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said a parent or guardian

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Breaking NewsInternational News

  MILAN — It’s not every day that Muslims break their Ramadan fast with a kosher meal delivered by a Chabad-Lubavitch soup kitchen. But for Adil Rabhi, who has partaken of the certified kosher pasta and snacks for the past week, it’s becoming the norm: Since Monday, Rabhi, a 32-year-old

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2016 Presidential ElectionBreaking News

  MEXICO CITY — When Donald Trump lashed out at Mexicans last week, he might have expected strong reactions from Latino groups and the Mexican government. But he might not have anticipated it would hurt his business. Univision, the biggest Spanish language TV network in the United States, just announced

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Breaking NewsTerritorial Affairs

  The US Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a victory on Thursday by upholding tax subsidies crucial to his signature healthcare law, with Chief Justice John Roberts saying Congress clearly intended for them to be available in all 50 states. Obama hailed the decision, casting it as a victory

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Art NewsPuerto Rico News

LONDON — If there was a shortlist for “Greatest American novelist of the twentieth century” Saul Bellow is certainly a worthy candidate. For starters, the silverware the author has to his name — the Nobel Prize for Literature, three National Book Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize — makes him a

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Breaking NewsIrregularitiesMilitary News

  WASHINGTON — Despite the furor over displays of the Confederate flag in South Carolina and other onetime secessionist states, the Pentagon does not intend to rename military installations named after Confederate generals or other officers. Some of the country’s biggest military bases, among them Fort Bragg, N.C., and Fort

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Entertainment News

“Hedwig is the role of a lifetime” – Taye Diggs. Photo by Sebastian Mader premiering today via @peoplemag #HedwigOnBway [?][?]@tayediggsinsta begins July 22! A photo posted by HEDWIG ON BROADWAY (@hedwigonbway) on Jun 24, 2015 at 9:45am PDT Move over, Darren Criss — there’s a new diva on Broadway. People

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Entertainment News

  Shania Twain 3 stars June 24 at the Air Canada Centre. It seems that her two-year stint in Vegas has taught our Shania a few tricks of the performance trade. In the homegrown pop-country superstar’s first Toronto concert appearance in 11 years, and the first of three at the

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