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WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed Mary Ida Townson as the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee for Florida, Georgia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Region 21).   Townson will assume the position in June and will replace Nancy Gargula, who is the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee in

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NAPLES, Florida — A man moving from Alabama to southwest Florida traveled hundreds of miles with an owl stuck in his truck’s grille. The owl survived. Torie Gray said he saw a vehicle ahead of him swerve on Interstate 75 to avoid the great horned owl. But somehow he hit

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A Royal Caribbean cruise ship with nearly 5,000 passengers was headed to Port Canaveral today after hurricane-force winds and waves battered the vessel off the South Carolina Coast. Four injuries were reported, according to the company, which said none of the injuries were “severe.” The vessel was set to arrive

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KEY WEST – Six men from Cuba came ashore in Key Largo Thursday morning on a dilapidated, makeshift sailboat that didn’t look fit enough for a pond, let alone the Florida Straits. The men spent eight days at sea on the boat, which was buoyed by what appeared to be

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp was correct to object to the current state flag of South Carolina – it does have symbolism of the Confederacy in it — and Confederate ideals are tied in the American psyche to racism and slavery. Virgin Islands Daily News Executive Editor Gerry Yandel took

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By JOHN McCARTHY/Virgin Islands Free Press One of the things to come out of the debate over what is wrong with South Carolina after nine African-American citizens were massacred last month in an historically black church is the symbolism of the Confederate flag flying in public places in the American

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Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has asked the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) to remove the Mississippi state flag from the armories in St. Croix and St. Thomas, citing its incorporation of the Confederate flag within the design of the flag, Government House said

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  MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard released video of man and dog being rescued 69 miles west of Hudson, Florida – An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, rescue a man and his dog 69 miles west of Hudson, Florida, Friday, July 10, 2015. The man and his

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