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The solar industry’s sixth securitization to date, due for launch by Colorado-based AES Distributed Energy, will be worth $100 million, backed against the company’s portfolio of solar generation assets, one of them in the Virgin Islands. It the first solar asset-backed security deal to be leveraged by a utility company, in this case

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West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.V. – The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs played host this week to more than 200 members of the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) who convened for the organization’s annual meeting. West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin welcomed the attendees

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PRINCETON, N.J. — Medical and hospital librarians in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern United States — responsible for supplying their facilities with the latest academic research and healthcare information — are joining forces and combating high costs by sharing group licenses to access electronic resources through a nonprofit consortium, the Health

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WASHINGTON – Ten Puerto Rico police officers have been indicted for their alleged participation in a criminal organization, run out of the police department, that used their affiliation with law enforcement to make money through robbery, extortion, manipulating court records and selling illegal narcotics, announced U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez

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        Judge Mary M. Lisi PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Juan C. Maldonado, 31, of Providence, was sentenced this summer to 36 months in federal prison for participating in a conspiracy to trafficking cocaine, according to U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha and Bruce Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations for New

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 335 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high

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MIAMI – The United States Coast Guard offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine and 4,420 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated wholesale value of $41 million, found during two recent operations in the Caribbean Sea. Officials offloaded the items at the Coast Guard Station Miami Beach this morning. The drugs

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WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT! Woman raped aboard Holland America Line MIAMI – Sexual violence occurring on cruise ships has long been a topic that cruise companies are hesitant to address. Cruise lines are required by 2010’s Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act to release quarterly information on all alleged onboard crimes, but the truth is

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Emmy-award winner Scott Duncan SAN ANTONIO – One brother is a two-time NBA MVP, the other an Emmy award-winning filmmaker. On Monday, their offices overlapped. Scott Duncan set up shop at the Spurs practice facility on Monday, where he is directing the Spurs’ pre-game intro video for the 2015-16 season.

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 28-year-old man walking through a St. Croix housing project was gunned down in a hail of gunfire Monday afternoon, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to the D. Hamilton Jackson Terrace at 5:07 p.m. Monday after receiving reports of

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