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CHICAGO — The federal government is asking an Illinois federal judge to throw out a case challenging how voter rights are extended to the territories, saying the plaintiffs’ issue should be with the state, not the feds, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Guam resident and National Guard Staff

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              Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico SAN JUAN — Authorities in the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico say a man drove a dead passenger to a police station and confessed to killing him. Police in the popular tourist town of Rincon said Wednesday that

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                      Gov. Kenneth Mapp SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico has always gotten the most attention among the U.S. territories. It’s the most-populous, most-indebted, most-proximate to the U.S. mainland and most-vocal in pressing the case for bankruptcy. Now, officials from the

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Global health emergencies understandably stoke fear, panic and wild claims. Exaggerations about Ebola were PolitiFact’s 2014 Lie of the Year. And now rumors about Zika, a virus linked to birth defects, are taking the Internet by storm. One of the claims goes something like this: Zika is caused by genetically

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MADRID – The world’s largest miller/trader of rice is leaving the territory, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Ebro Foods has offloaded rice businesses in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, according to a terse statement from the company. The Spain-based group said Feb. 2 that it had sold

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The rapidly spreading Zika virus is discouraging many Americans from traveling to the Caribbean and Latin America, with 41 percent of those aware of the disease saying they are less likely to take such a trip, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows. The poll is the latest sign the virus, suspected to

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The Caribbean is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in the world. But the Zika virus outbreak is putting U.S. travelers off of visiting the Caribbean and Latin America – with 41 per cent planning to steer clear. Tour firms have yet to report dips due to the virus –

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Juwan Thompson of St. Croix could play today SAN FRANCISCO – If you’re from the Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico you might have feelings for Super Bowl 50 based on your roots today. That’s because the Denver Broncos third option at running back is someone who was born on St.

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The World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of the Zika virus an international public health emergency, a rare move that signals the seriousness of the outbreak and gives countries powerful new tools to fight it. The outbreak of Zika, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, began in Brazil last

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SAN JUAN – Seven people have been arrested after Customs officials in Puerto Rico found 24 pounds (11 kilograms) of cocaine aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship just as it was getting ready to set sail. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said that a canine doing cabin inspections aboard the

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