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

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  The most recent five-year update of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans will be made official this fall, but a new report signals change may be afoot. If all goes well with the review process currently underway, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) will recommend lifting its previous restrictions

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  People have always assumed that chlorine was the chemical devil behind their red, irritated eyes after a dip in the pool. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) annual healthy swimming report says that isn’t actually the case. The true cause, it says, is nitrogen in urine

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  Since its announcement at E3 2015, the mobile game Fallout Shelter has since become the number one app in the App Store for iOS devices. However, the Android version was not released alongside the iOS — not surprisingly — and fans have been wondering when it will release in

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — For most of his 20s, all Badr al-Enezi could think about was becoming a jihadi fighter. After getting in touch with former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who had returned to militancy, he began plotting how to take up arms. Instead, he was caught by Saudi authorities

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GEOINT: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper identified China today as “the leading suspect” in the two sweeping hacks of the Office of Personnel Management, one day after NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers dodged the issue. In Clapper’s first answer to a question about who is responsible for the OPM

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An X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover film may be in the works at 20th Century Fox. The Latino Review claims the studio believes a crossover would be a great idea if its Fantastic Four reboot is a hit. The deal allegedly isn’t set in stone, but it’s a project FOX is considering

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  A town in northern part of Spain called Castrillo Matajudios, which translates to Camp Kill Jews or Kill Jews Fort, has changed its name. The village of roughly 50 residents, which is located 165 miles from Madrid, will now return to its historic name, Castrillo Mota de Judios, or

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  “You’re fired,” are words that Donald Trump usually says to contestants on his NBC show “The Apprentice,” but this morning Univision was the one to use that phrase against him. The Spanish-language network cut ties with the Miss Universe Organization and opted out of airing the Miss USA 2015

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The Coming Race War Begins In Cuba, Not South Carolina Optics of USA’s Killers Returning Home Is Not A Good One The View From The U.S. Virgin Islands  By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press Charles Manson wanted to start a race war in America by directing his “family” to mass

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Caribbean tourism officials are pushing for a partnership with the U.S. government because of concerns that warming relations between the U.S. and Cuba will result in a significant loss of visitors to the rest of the region. Cuba has seen such a surge in visitors that the fragile budgets of

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