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NEW YORK — One of the nation’s top “injury-claim” law firms — one that represented Attorney General Claude Walker in his quixotic bid to bring down Exxon Mobil with baffling Global Warming claims and conspiracy theories  — made a lateral hire this week. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, a top

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haitian police have evacuated some 50 U.S. citizens to safety after attempted attacks by supporters of Haitian Senator-elect Guy Philippe, who was arrested and extradited to the United States last week, a police official said on Monday. Philippe, long wanted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and remembered

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    BEAUTY AND THE BEACH: Carolyn Carter (above) will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Miss Universe Contest. MANILA, Philippines – Candidates for the 65th Miss Universe pageant are starting to arrive in the country — including the beautiful local woman hoping to make the whole territory proud!

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Jeon Pierre Knorr was last seen on the MSC Divina about 3 a.m. Monday. (GERARD JULIEN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES) SAN JUAN — A tourist on a cruise from Miami through our region is believed to have fallen overboard north of Puerto Rico. Jeon Pierre Knorr was last seen by his wife at

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CHRISTIANSTED — A tropical disturbance in the southwest Caribbean has an 80 percent chance of becoming a depression in the next four days, forecasters said today. The National Hurricane Center said it will continue to watch a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean that could become a depression or named storm later

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MISSING: Charles and Candy Ritzen of Nashville and Benjamin Brown of Canada SANTO DOMINGO — A small plane that had taken off from Haiti with three people on board has crashed off the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Civil Aviation Authority says those on board included a

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CHAOS IS THE NEW NORMAL: In Venezuela EL FURRIAL, Venezuela — One oil rig was idle for weeks because a single piece of equipment was missing. Another was attacked by armed gangs who made off with all they could carry. Many oil workers say they are paid so little that

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A lifeboat like the one that fell during safety drill. MARSEILLE — One person has been killed and two others critically injured after a lifeboat fell from the world’s biggest cruise liner, the Harmony of the Seas, which was docked in the French port of Marseille. According to La Provence,

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ISHMAEL LABEET: Ponders his future HAVANA — Safe for now in Cuba, Ishmael Muslim Ali admits to hijacking an American Airlines flight in 1984. But still denies committing the murders that led to that crime. One might expect, in a film called The Skyjacker’s Tale, to hear a lot more

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT/Special to the V.I. Free Press BEIJING — I had the special opportunity to study Chinese law and business in the People’s Republic of China this summer for five weeks. I joined a group of American students and law professors in Beijing. Our classes were held at

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