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  ATLANTA – Each week during the flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes “Flu View,” a weekly report of the flu’s impact. During week 47 (November 22-28, 2015), influenza activity increased slightly but remained low overall, according to the report. The following findings are included

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SCRAPPED FOR SUNDAY: Linval Joseph  EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks with a foot injury, meaning Sharrif Floyd will start at nose tackle and Tom Johnson will be at three-technique tackle against the Seahawks’ second-ranked running

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Milt Newton of St. Thomas MINNEAPOLIS — Kent Amos sat in his Washington, D.C., living room 36 years ago, three lost boys standing before him. Amos and his wife Carmen were embarking on a new mentoring program for wayward children, and 14-year-old Milt Newton was among the first three candidates

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SYRACUSE — A New York university has received $12 million from the U.S. Army to research treatment options and potential vaccines for dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus that affects nearly half of the world’s population. The funds, which come from the Army’s Medical Research and Materiel Command, will pay for

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MUG SHOT: Jason Brian Coulter CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The suspect in the murder of a 60-year-old lab technician originally from Tennessee was returned to the territory on Friday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Jason Brian Coulter, 31, was extradited to St. Thomas from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

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NEW YORK – Platinum-selling and chart-topping duo R. City, with special guest and coach Adam Levine, are set to perform their hit single “Locked Away” on the live Tuesday, November 17 telecast of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” R. City is the dynamic duo featuring St. Thomas-born

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WASHINGTON, DC– Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) this week fought back against a provision in the District of Columbia Fiscal Year 2016 Budget that listed the U.S. Virgin Islands among 39 countries recognized by the local D.C. Government as tax havens. “This amendment to the D.C. Budget threatens the territory’s hard-earned reputation as

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Skippy Peanut Butter Recall Affects 16.3-Ounce Size LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Hormel Foods Sales LLC is recalling 153 cases of peanut butter made at its Little Rock, Arkansas, factory because of the potential for metal shavings in the jars. The company says 153 cases of reduced fat creamy Skippy brand

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FORT LAUDERDAILE – A passenger plane at Hollywood International Airport caught fire this afternoon. The 767 plane from Dynamic Airlines was surrounded by emergency crews.  It appeared that passengers were being escorted off the plane. Airport officials says the airline is a relatively new carrier at the airport and flies

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       Richard Morales-Aponte CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 30-year-old Florida man was arrested Sunday at the Cyril E. King Airport after U.S. Customs identified him as someone wanted on drug charges in New York, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Richard Morales-Aponte of Wellington, Fla. attempted to board a

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