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WASHINGTON — Michigan’s top two legislative leaders are still being wined and dined by President Donald Trump at his namesake hotel in the capitol city, enjoying at least $2,000 in free food, including free-flowing Dom Perignon champagne until midnight last night. Still, they vowed that the presidential candidate with the

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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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MIAMI — Caribbean experts assessed the coronavirus’s impact on the region in a webinar on Thursday hosted by the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas. Owing in part to its geographic terrain, the Caribbean has fared relatively well from a health standpoint in managing the COVID-19

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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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CHRISTIANSTED — A home invader owned up to a carjacking and weapons violation in federal court saying that he beat and robbed a couple at gunpoint on St. Croix’s south shore three years ago, authorities said. Chriss Cepeda, 24, of Estate Profit, pled guilty on Friday in U.S. District Court

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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 — A St. Thomas man was given a nearly six-year prison sentence for being a convicted felon with a gun, authorities said. Jabari Hodge, 30, of St. Thomas, was sentenced to 71 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm followed by a three

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TERRE HAUTE, Indiana — Orlando Hall was executed just before midnight Thursday after the Supreme Court allowed the U.S. Justice Department to move forward with his lethal injection, the Washington Post reports. Hall’s scheduled execution for 6 p.m. in Terre Haute, In., was delayed by last minute legal filings that

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It might be a good way to assuage your conscience … and have a “great day” to boot. If you’ve been hankering for some junk food, this might be a good opportunity to go off your diet plans for the benefit of the community. McDonald’s said it

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Health has reported 13 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its latest epidemiology report. Eight of the positive cases are on St. Thomas. The new coronavirus cases are associated with two separate vessels. This brings the territory’s total active cases to 66. “All positive

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