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WASHINGTON — Businesses big and small would get to keep claiming dozens of tax breaks that expired at the start of the year under a bill that overwhelmingly passed the Senate Finance Committee recently. Struggling homeowners and people who live in states without a state income tax would get to

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BOSTON – One of the best visualizations of race in America might be called pointillist. By mapping one dot for every Census-registered human in the country, color-coded for race, a team at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center of Public Service rendered abstract social data painfully personal. Robert Manduca, a

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  A trailblazer for black women and minority rights, Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm broke many barriers. She was the first black woman elected to Congress and the very first black person to run for the United States Presidency. As the firstborn of four daughters to Caribbean immigrants in Brooklyn,

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  WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia — A nationwide group that drafts legislation for states to adopt voted this week to approve an amended sports-agents law that will now also apply to certain types of financial advisers. The Uniform Law Commission at its annual meeting in Williamsburg passed a revised version of the

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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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                    J’wa Charlery of St. Croix RICHMOND, Virginia — A St. Croix man is a suspect in the killing of a woman at a Virginia hotel last year has been added to U.S. Marshals Service’s “15 Most Wanted” fugitives list. J’Wa Emone Charlery, 19, has been charged by Richmond police

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CHRISTIANSTED — A deadly bacteria that can decimate citrus has been found in California, the second such discovery in three years, according to agricultural officials. Huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, was detected last week on a kumquat tree in a residential area of San Gabriel. The bacterial disease, which can be

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At VIFreepNational NewsPuerto Rico NewsTerritorial Affairs

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s long-simmering debt crisis owes much to an economy that has been shedding jobs for years. And blame for that, economists say, stems in part from how the island operates under the same wage rules as the more prosperous 50 states. The commonwealth is subject to

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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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JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., July 8, 2015  — After more than two years of intensive rehabilitation and care, Mahi, a juvenile green sea turtle who was rehabilitated by The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, was released at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, on Vilano Beach in St. Augustine, Florida. Prior to her

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