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GALLATIN, Tenn. – Mikaela Smith made remarkable time, blowing by her competition in her first ever race. Maybe the diaper had been slowing her down this whole time. Still shy of her third birthday, the future track and field star turned a toddle into a dash as she covered a one-mile parent-assisted

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SAN JUAN — An Alaska woman says she thanks God that her husband has been able to move his extremities after a point blank shooting in Puerto Rico left him partially paralyzed seven days ago. Kenyada Tyler told KTUU-TV that Kendric’s progress has been nothing short of “miraculous.” “I thank

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor has released a plan that outlines how his administration will use $1.5 billion in federal funds to help the U.S. commonwealth recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Ricardo Rossello said today that at least $817 million will go to rebuilding single-family homes, and another

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CRUZ BAY — Gubernatorial candidate Soraya Diase Coffelt said that she has been following media reports closely concerning Delegate Stacey Plaskett’s Bill H. R. 4731 that proposes to extend the agreement between CBI Acquisitions, the current operator of Caneel Bay Resort, for an additional 60 years and under “very special terms.”

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MIAMI — The number of people who get diseases transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites has more than tripled in the United States in recent years, federal health officials told the New York Times today. Since 2004, at least nine such diseases have been newly discovered or introduced into

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Friday to improve the federal government’s response to disasters and rebuilding communities. The Disaster Recovery Reform Act would amend the 1988 Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, which regulates how disaster recovery dollars are spent throughout the United States and its territories.

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello on Wednesday said he expects electricity to be restored across the U.S. commonwealth within a month, but warned that the island’s infrastructure needed to be strengthened ahead of the upcoming hurricane season. “The expectation is that … within the next month we’ll

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WASHINGTON — An ex-staffer to a congressional delegate was sentenced Monday for her part in the stealing and posting of nude photos and videos of her former boss and the delegate’s husband. Dorene Browne-Louis, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in D.C. to two years of

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Hagåtña, GUAM — Luis Segovia is a patriotic citizen and a proud veteran who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan—yet he cannot vote for President and lacks voting representation in Congress simply because of where he lives. Segovia, who lives in Guam, along with a group of veterans

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By MICHAEL A. COHEN THE BOSTON GLOBE Earlier this week it was revealed that President Trump is again using his personal cell phone to speak to people outside the White House. Apparently the president doesn’t like having Chief of Staff John Kelly know who he is talking to, so he is

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