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United States Virgin Islands: Group of American islands in the Caribbean
The United States Virgin Islands, officially the Virgin Islands of the United States, are a group of Caribbean islands and an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles to the east of Puerto Rico and west of the British Virgin Islands.


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A tropical cyclone brewing in the Atlantic is likely to become Tropical Storm Isaias this week and it would affect Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
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Epstein estate, victims reach agreement on compensation fund

A fund to compensate victims of Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse may begin making payouts soon, after the deceased financier's estate, his accusers and the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands..
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Moored in a Fragile Paradise

Hundreds of boaters stuck in the Caribbean have converged on the U.S. Virgin Islands, but there are fears that their safe haven comes at a cost for residents.
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Virgin Islands at odds with Epstein estate over 'broad' liability releases

Women who say they were abused by deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein should not be required to sign broad liability waivers in order to get payouts from his estate, the attorney general of the U.S...
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More than 2,000 coronavirus patients have died in US

Cases have been reported in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. New York has reported the most deaths.
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'Complete chaos': How the coronavirus pandemic is upending the criminal justice system

Jury trials have been suspended in more than two dozen states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands as of Wednesday.
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Jeffrey Epstein's estate blames U.S. Virgin Islands AG for lack of payouts to victims

A lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein's estate on Tuesday blamed the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands for its inability to begin payouts to victims of the late financier's sexual abuse.
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Cigarette smoking in the US at all-time low, but can it stay that way after vaping scare?

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Puerto Rico hit by Tropical Storm Karen not long after 6.0 magnitude earthquake

Tropical Storm Karen drenched the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday as it bore down on an earthquake-shaken Puerto Rico still scarred by a hurricane two years ago. Heavy squalls were expected to hit some..
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Tropical Storm Karen triggers mudslides and power outages in Puerto Rico

Karen has drenched the U.S. Virgin Islands and walloped Puerto Rico still scarred by Hurricane Maria two years ago
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Karen could bring heavy rainfall to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

The storm will move across the eastern Caribbean Sea Monday evening and pass near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by Tuesday morning
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Puerto Rico, still recovering from Hurricane Maria, braces for Tropical Storm Karen

The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Karen's exact path was not yet undetermined.
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HUD Delays Disaster Preparation Money for Puerto Rico

The housing department announced that it would distribute funds for disaster prevention efforts to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after first helping nine states.
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U.S. House panel sets July 10 deadline in hurricane response probe

A U.S. House committee has called on the White House to turn over documents related to the Trump administration's handling of hurricanes in 2017 that devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands,..
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