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MAPP: PUBLIC SAFETY FIRST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp has been named to the National Governor’s Association’s Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee this week, the association said. Meanwhile, Gov. Asa Hutchinson was appointed chairman of the National Governors Association’s Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee

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STACEY PLASKETT WITH HUSBAND JONATHAN BUCKLEY SMALL WASHINGTON — A sex tape featuring Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett and her husband was briefly posted online by hackers before being removed, the former federal prosecutor said today. A topless photo of freshman Rep. Plaskett (D-VI) was also circulating online,

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FILED SUIT: TIM DUNCAN SAN ANTONIO — Just four days after the his retirement announcement nearly broke the Internet, St. Croix’s Tim Duncan filed a lawsuit against two Texas real estate agents and the firm they work with saying they used his image without permission. Duncan, who hung up his

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Tim Duncan interviewed by Rashidi Clenance SAN ANTONIO — St. Croix’s Tim Duncan spoke for the first time on Wednesday since announcing his retirement two days prior, expounding upon his 19-year NBA career and explaining why he made the decision to leave the game. “I can still do this. I

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        WINNER: John Yob of Michigan CRUZ BAY — A months-long battle over who would represent the Virgin Islands at next week’s Republican National Convention — a fight somewhat oddly involving several Michigan political consultants — has finally been worked out, with well-known strategist John Yob’s slate

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CLEVELAND — The Republican Platform Committee finished drafting a platform Tuesday that claims to propose ways to return decision making to the people, protect constitutional rights, and provide a manual for economic growth, but which does not include reference to LGBT rights. The complete text of the platform — an

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Good luck finding Charizard, Kondommn or Pikachu on the fiercely popular Pokémon Go app here. Obsessed gamers in the territory trying to get in on the mobile game action have been left in the lurch by the virtual reality app, which is available for download in the

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TRAPPED IN STT: Jerry Esteves MODESTO, Calif. — All Cady Esteves can do is wait for her father Jerry to come back to their California home. “I was crushed. It’s really hard knowing that he’s there and can’t do nothing about it,” Esteves told a Modesto-area TV station. The 62-year-old

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SAN ANTONIO — After 19 years and five championships with the San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan announced Monday morning that he would retire at age 40. Duncan was an elite player on an excellent Spurs team for his entire career. The Spurs made the playoffs every year in his tenure, never

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Dodger’s prospect Jharel Cotton of St. Thomas SAN DIEGO — Jharel Cotton was 16 when he left home, and his family. The journey to the beginning of the rest of his life covered 1,500 miles, to a place where he would be a stranger. For a boy, the decision to leave

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