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

At VIFreepCaribbean NewsCrime News

  ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – A man charged with operating an illegal online poker site that accepted the digital currency bitcoin has pleaded guilty. The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1RheeJV) 36-year-old Bryan Micon will not be sentenced to any jail time as part of the plea he entered Monday morning in

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  WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — A Texas woman vanished while snorkeling off the northwestern coast of Curacao last week, and the local coast guard stopped looking for her after three days of fruitless searching, authorities reported Monday. Amanda Waller was last seen Thursday while swimming back to Curacao’s popular Cas Abao beach.

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World’s largest travel and leisure company granted U.S. licenses to operate direct U.S.-to-Cuba travel for the purpose of providing cultural exchangeCompany intends for fathom, its new purpose-travel brand, to begin full-week sailings to Cuba, beginning in May 2016, in addition to fathom’s full-week sailings to the Dominican Republic MIAMI, July

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At VIFreepNational NewsTechnology News

  Planes, trains and automobiles—which are the easiest to hack? When passengers at Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport found themselves seriously delayed on June 21, they may have first suspected adverse weather conditions or mechanical trouble. But the reason planes were grounded was because the airline, Poland’s LOT, was being attacked

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  New Itineraries From Port Canaveral and Tampa to Take Guests On An Ultimate Adventure MIAMI, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — By popular demand, Majesty of the Seas will continue to offer short cruises sailing with Royal Caribbean International. The largest and most award-winning global cruise line announced today that

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  Democratic presidential candidates are weighing in on the Puerto Rican debt crisis following a public plea by Puerto Rico’s governor, Alejandro García Padilla. Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley was the first to do so in a detailed statement; that was followed by a cryptic tweet from Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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  The questions at the core of the debate that has consumed the internet are complex – even though her identification as black seems self-evidently wrong “Are you African American?” There should be just two possible answers: yes or no. Yet for Rachel Dolezal, the civil rights leader in Washington

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  In news that’s sure to restoke the flames of controversy surrounding accused sexual assaulter Bill Cosby, the Associated Press reported that today they have obtained a 2005 deposition Cosby had given in a civil lawsuit filed against him by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand. Constand, first through a

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  We remember the moments, not the trophies. What will resonate next year, or at the next Women’s World Cup, or even come the next decade, will not be the United States Women’s National Team hoisting a third Women’s World Cup trophy after Sunday’s 5-2 defeat of Japan. What will

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On Monday afternoon, the South Carolina state senate voted to remove the Confederate flag from the Confederate memorial on the grounds of the State House. The vote passed 37 to 3, according to the Associated Press. The South Carolina House of Representatives must vote on the matter next, this vote

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