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WASHINGTON — Stacey Plaskett has taken the Capitol by storm. But it was a “peaceful” takeover of the seat of democracy this week — one that was accomplished in the venue of cyber and electronic media — not at the physical Capitol building on First Street. ABC News, CNN, Guardian,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — His chance to have his case heard before the U.S. Supreme Court denied, a South Carolina man faces five years in prison after admitting in federal court that he mailed guns to himself in St. Thomas. Steven Baxter, 36, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court before Magistrate

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WASHINGTON — House Representative Jamie Raskin, lead impeachment manager, said it was a moment of “special pride” to introduce his fellow impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett to speak on the Senate floor as she is the first delegate to ever serve on a team of impeachment managers in American history. Raskin

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors unveiled chilling new security video in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, showing the mob of rioters breaking into the Capitol, smashing windows and doors and searching menacingly for Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as overwhelmed police begged on their radios for help.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Stacey Plaskett couldn’t cast a vote last month when the House impeached former President Donald Trump. But she can help prosecute him. The non-voting delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands is among the impeachment managers selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to argue the case that Trump

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WASHINGTON — Non-voting Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett said Wednesday that she has been appointed to the House Budget Committee by the Democratic caucus. The Budget Committee’s chief responsibility is to draft an annual concurrent resolution on the budget that provides the other congressional committees a framework for

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CHRISTIANSTED — The failure of the Bryan-Roach Administration to properly maintain St. Croix’s roads and public spaces has reached pandemic levels — citizens complained on social media this weekend. As these pictures of the Virgin Islands Department of Finance—Bureau of Internal Revenue property in Estate Diamond-Ruby—adjacent to the Sunny Isle

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THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSCRIPT OF A SPEECH DELIVERED BY PREMIER ANDREW FAHIE OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Good day and God’s Blessings to all the people of the Virgin Islands, from Districts One to Nine. Of course I can’t come home and not tell my people a special hello

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CHRISTIANSTED — A recent audit into the finances of U.S. Virgin islands Republicans reported the territorial party under now-former chairman John Canegata raised and spent almost $10 million since 2013. The money was funneled through VIGOP, a federal political action committee, that Canegata operates separately from the party’s territorial activities

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SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico government has started sending out the first of the $600 federal stimulus checks to local residents, which should be immediately reflected in people’s bank accounts. Governor Pedro Pierluisi said the first checks were sent out on Tuesday, with many more to follow. “There is

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