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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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  MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard released video of man and dog being rescued 69 miles west of Hudson, Florida – An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, rescue a man and his dog 69 miles west of Hudson, Florida, Friday, July 10, 2015. The man and his

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  SANTO DOMINGO — Accusing the Dominican Republic of dumping undocumented Haitian-born immigrants at the border “like dogs,” Haiti’s foreign minister Wednesday called on the international community to break its silence on the mushrooming migration crisis to help both nations find “a more humane treatment or approach.” Foreign Minister Lener

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  HAVANA — As the United States and Cuba mend ties, colleges in both countries are forming partnerships that once were heavily restricted. Only months after the US eased travel restrictions, several colleges have struck agreements with Cuban schools to create exchange programs for students and faculty. More U.S. colleges

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“Sugar Cane Alley” 1983 PORT OF SPAIN — The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival has unveiled its first selections for this year’s edition of the Festival with the announcement that ten classic Caribbean films will form part of the 2015 lineup. These ten films will screen in a special sidebar

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  NEWARK –A New Jersey man was indicted Friday for allegedly using his aircraft parts brokering company in a 19-year conspiracy to launder scrapped and rejected jet engine parts, authorities said. Gideon Vaisman, 75, is also accused of filing false tax returns to avoid paying taxes related to his business, U.S.

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  The Promise of Heaven The most important aspect of Christianity for the enslaved was the promise of heaven – a promise made by plantation owners. This idea preached the notion that for all the suffering that is done in the physical world, your soul will be preserved and you

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At VIFreepIrregularitiesSt. Croix News

Two people were shot on St. Croix in separate incidents Saturday and a hostage situation was reported as part of a home invasion in Estate Strawberry Friday, according to police. The first incident of a shooting was reported on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at roughly 3:53a.m., the 911 Emergency Call

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  It’s the time of year when people get stung by jellyfish swimming in the waters off Sandy Point in Frederiksted. Here’s some advice on how to respond to a sting by one of them. The first step may seem obvious: 1. Get out of the water. However, a freshly stung victim

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