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      Senator Neville James FREDERIKSTED – When the United States became the twenty-first country in the world to legalize same sex marriage last month, it took its territories by surprise. While American Samoa is the only U.S. territory to officially hold out against the recent Supreme Court ruling, the U.S. Virgin

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  Washington (DPA) – The Cuban flag was raised over Cuba’s embassy in Washington Monday as the two countries resumed diplomatic relations for the first time in more than half a century. A colour guard unfurled the flag over what until Monday had been the Cuban Interests Section to applause

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  MIAMI — Mayra Rios didn’t want to leave her native Puerto Rico. But the constant bullying that her autistic son faced at school and the lack of services available to him were the last blow. “Over there it’s almost impossible to live,” she said in Spanish at her modest two-bedroom

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  The pain and the irregular bleeding told Nanotte Pierre there was something wrong. But none of the doctors she visited over a decade could tell her what it was. An infection, they thought, but none of their expensive therapies put an end to the problem. Instead, it worsened. In

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By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press One of the things to come out of the debate over what is wrong with South Carolina after nine African-American citizens were massacred last month in an historically black church is the symbolism of the Confederate flag flying in public places in the American

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SAN JUAN — On an island that is flirting with default, fending off comparisons to Greece and losing its people to the mainland, the biggest problem most people face is something more elemental — one of the worst droughts in Puerto Rico’s history. There has been so little rain here

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Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — American Samoa stands as the only U.S. territory to hold out against the recent Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage. But as the Pacific island’s attorney general reviews the decision, legal observers and gay rights advocates are saying it

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  MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard released video of man and dog being rescued 69 miles west of Hudson, Florida – An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, rescue a man and his dog 69 miles west of Hudson, Florida, Friday, July 10, 2015. The man and his

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  SANTO DOMINGO — Accusing the Dominican Republic of dumping undocumented Haitian-born immigrants at the border “like dogs,” Haiti’s foreign minister Wednesday called on the international community to break its silence on the mushrooming migration crisis to help both nations find “a more humane treatment or approach.” Foreign Minister Lener

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  The Promise of Heaven The most important aspect of Christianity for the enslaved was the promise of heaven – a promise made by plantation owners. This idea preached the notion that for all the suffering that is done in the physical world, your soul will be preserved and you

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