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PARADISE LOST: Damaged houses line a hillside Monday in Old Tutu following Hurricane Irma in St. Thomas. CRUZ BAY — Hurricane Irma survivors on the hardest-hit islands in the Virgin Islands fear that they will be forgotten after the storm left “apocalyptic” destruction in its wake, wiping out homes and leaving

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By THE EDITORIAL BOARD The Caribbean island nation of Haiti is once more in a first-class political mess. Its previous elected president, Michel Martelly, a former entertainer, stepped down in February with no successor in place. On June 14, the 120-day mandate of the provisional president, Jocelerme Privert, expired, with

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Accidental drowning is the second leading cause of death for U.S. children under age 5, after birth defects. For youngsters under 15, only traffic accidents are responsible for more deaths by injury. And while drowning rates have declined slightly since the turn of the century, blacks continue to die from drowning

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