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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake” — as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that “massive fraud” and crooked officials

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MIAMI — Eric Pitts isn’t really in a celebratory mood.  The Liberty City native’s past six months have been the most difficult period of his life. In May, he lost his father, Reverend Marvin Pitts, 78, to COVID-19. A month and a half later, his mother, Dr. Dorothy Pitts, 77,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two “minor” earthquakes struck in the open waters off the north coast of St. Thomas in the last four hours, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center said this morning. The first quake of magnitude 4.7 registered 68 miles north-northwest of Charlotte Amalie at 3:07 a.m. today, the EMSC

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GUSTAVIA — The islands of the Caribbean — comprising the Greater Antilles, Bahamas, and Lesser Antilles — feature remarkable biodiversity, with species mainly having originated from South and Central America. These islands are regarded collectively as one of the 25 main biodiversity hot spots on Earth and the third in

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A minor earthquake occurred Sunday afternoon northeast of the British Virgin Islands. No injuries were reported. The 3.6 magnitude struck about 63 miles northeast of Tortola about 12:01 p.m. Sunday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said. The quake’s epicenter was located at latitude 18.83°N and longitude

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MIAMI — With a just a little more than a week left in hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center is once again monitoring an area of low pressure that has resurfaced in the Atlantic basin. The disturbance, located to the northeast of the Caribbean today, has a 20 percent chance

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ROME — The skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave fleeing the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archaeological park said Saturday. The partial skeletons were found during excavation of an

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BASSE-TERRE — The results of a French parliamentary commission of inquiry into the use of the carcinogenic pesticide chlordecone in the Guadeloupe and Martinique show that the government “consistently failed” to respond to environmental and health warnings over two decades. “First we were enslaved. Then we were poisoned.” That’s how

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FREDERIKSTED — Work is set to begin on Route 667 in Estate Carlton beginning on Tuesday, the Department of Public Works said. DPW is advising the community that “major road reconstruction” will begin on Carlton Road on November 24. “Work is estimated to be completed in 90 business days,” DPW

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery, in conjunction with the Office of the Governor, announces the release of the 2020 Annual Recovery Progress Report for Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This year’s iteration marks the territory’s forward momentum from September 2019 to September 2020.  The advances made to build a

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