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Dominican Republic: Country in the Caribbean
The Dominican Republic is a country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of only two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two sovereign states. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation by area at 48,671 square kilometers (18,792 sq mi), and third by population with approximately 10,299,000 people, of whom approximately three million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.


David Ortiz will return to Fox for studio coverage during MLB playoffs

Less than four months ago, an assailant nearly took David Ortiz's life in his native Dominican Republic. Big Papi returns to Fox's coverage Friday.
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David Ortiz thanks fans in first tweet since shooting

Ortiz was shot in the back on June 9 in the Dominican Republic
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Ex-Major League Baseball player Dotel has Dominican charge dismissed, freed on bail [Video]Ex-Major League Baseball player Dotel has Dominican charge dismissed, freed on bail

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Octavio Dotel has Dominican Republic money laundering charges dismissed, freed on bail pending gun charges

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Dorian Churning Towards Puerto Rico [Video]Dorian Churning Towards Puerto Rico

Tropical storm Dorian is expected to evolve to a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. According to CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen, the powerful storm will reach..

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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Octavio Dotel arrested in Dominica in trafficking sting [Video]Former Major League Baseball pitcher Octavio Dotel arrested in Dominica in trafficking sting

Baseball pitcher Octavio Dotel arrested as part of drug trafficking operation

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published


In response to tourist deaths, Dominican Republic introduces tourism security committee

On Thursday, the Dominican Republic minister of tourism discussed the country's commitment to tourist safety in the wake of reported deaths.
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David Ortiz throws out first pitch at Fenway

Red Sox legend David "Big Papi" Ortiz made a surprise appearance at Boston’s Fenway Park, three months after being shot in the Dominican Republic. The three-time World Series winner got a standing..
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Charges dropped against second baseball player in Dominican drug trafficking case

The attorney general's office of the Dominican Republic said on Friday that it had dropped charges against former Major League Baseball player Luis Castillo after the pitcher presented evidence in his..
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Ex-Major League Baseball player Dotel has Dominican charge dismissed, freed on bail

A Dominican court released former Major League Baseball pitcher Octavio Dotel on bail on Thursday after he spent nine days in detention over allegations of money laundering.
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Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Dorian amid threat of life-threatening floods

Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are under states of emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian picks up steam in the Caribbean. Forecasters warn heavy rain could cause life-threatening floods. As David..
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Caribbean islands prepare for Tropical Storm Dorian

The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for Puerto Rico and the Domincan Republic as Tropical Storm Dorian approaches the islands. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson has the..
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Tropical Storm Dorian nears Caribbean

Tropical Storm Dorian was approaching the Caribbean early Tuesday. Forecasters say the storm could brush by Puerto Rico as a Category 1 Hurricane late Wednesday before striking the southeast corner of..
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Tropical Storm Dorian: Puerto Rico Braces for Possible Hurricane

Forecasters said Dorian would move through the Caribbean and might approach Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall in the Dominican Republic.
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Retired baseball star David Ortiz hires private investigators after shooting: media

Retired Boston Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz has hired a private detective agency to find out why someone shot him in the back as he sat in a bar in his native Dominican Republic in June, the..
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Dominican's largest drug trafficking gang dismantled after raids, says prosecutor

The Dominican Republic's top prosecutor said on Tuesday that the Caribbean nation's largest drug trafficking gang has been dismantled, a group that allegedly used two former professional baseball..
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Woodstock 50th anniversary, Philadelphia shooting, Dominican Republic resort closes: 5 things to know Thursday

Woodstock turns 50, Dominican Republic resort closes and more things to start your Thursday morning.
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Dominican Republic resort temporarily closes after woman claims she was beaten there

The Dominican Republic resort where a Delaware woman says she was beaten unconscious is temporarily closing due to low occupancy.
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David Ortiz released from hospital seven weeks after shooting

Red Sox legend David Ortiz has been released from the hospital, the baseball team said Saturday. Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic seven weeks ago during an ambush.
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Dominican Republic sends McAfee to Britain, without guns or yacht

Tech guru John McAfee, creator of the eponymous antivirus computer software, has arrived in Britain from the Dominican Republic, where he was detained with his wife for entering the Caribbean nation..
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McAfee detained in Dominican Republic, released after four days

John McAfee, the eccentric creator of eponymous antivirus computer software, and an entourage were detained by Dominican immigration authorities for entering the country with a cache of firearms and..
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Dominican Republic to enhance food and drink inspections after tourist deaths

The Dominican Republic is amping up safety measures, including enhancing food and rink inspections, after a spate of tourist deaths.
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Georgia man dies in Dominican Republic, bringing US death toll to at least 10

A Georgia man died in the Dominican Republic in March, adding to the list of U.S. tourists who have died in the Caribbean destination this year.
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What we know about tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic

At least 10 tourists have died so far this year in the Dominican Republic after arriving on the island healthy
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Taiwan president travels to Haiti to bolster relations in the region

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen visited Haiti on Saturday in an attempt to bolster support in the region after the neighboring Dominican Republic broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan last year.
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American woman dies in Dominican Republic during plastic surgery

Officials in the Dominican Republic are investigating the death a New York woman who died while undergoing plastic surgery on the island. Alexandra Medina is the third American in a month to die during..
CBS News - Published

Pompeo highlights importance of democracy in Dominican Republic: statement

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted the importance of democratic institutions in the Dominican Republic with President Danilo Medina, according to a statement released Thursday, ahead of..
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Former Red Sox star David Ortiz has third surgery to address complications from a gunshot wound

David Ortiz underwent a third surgery to address complications from a gunshot wound he suffered more than a month ago at Dominican Republic bar.
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American dies during plastic surgery in the Dominican Republic

"Women are going over there for these surgeries, these elective surgeries, and not coming out alive," victim's sister said
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US-to-Dominican Republic flight bookings rebounding after tourist deaths, report says

Flight bookings from the U.S. to the Dominican Republic have started rebounding after a spate of tourist deaths between late May and late June.
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Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco announces he is fighting leukemia, hopes to pitch again in 2019

The Indians right-hander told a Dominican TV station that he has leukemia, a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow.
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Rick Springfield cancels Dominican Republic performance amid travel safety concerns

Rick Springfield pulled the plug on a show in the Dominican Republic for safety reasons after several U.S. tourists have died while vacationing there.
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Conjoined twins have life-saving separation surgery

This was the first separation surgery for conjoined twins at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Westchester County, New York. Thanks to a "herculean effort" by doctors and nurses, Ballenie and..
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Relative of alleged mastermind in David Ortiz shooting speaks out

A relative of the alleged mastermind in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz is speaking out about the investigation in the Dominican Republic. The relative of VĂ­ctor Hugo GĂłmez..
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Schumer wants ATF to investigate Dominican Republic deaths

The ATF investigates firearms-related crimes but is also charged with regulating alcohol and tobacco
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Dominican police say they've arrested man accused of being behind David Ortiz shooting

Víctor Hugo Gómez is accused of ordering the killing of his cousin, Sixto David Fernández. Authorities say hit men confused Ortiz with Fernández.
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Another American died in the Dominican Republic, the fourth this month

Khalid Adkins of Denver died on Tuesday in the Dominican Republic, according to the State Department
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Rethinking a Dominican Republic vacation? Airlines are waiving change fees in wake of tourist deaths

Travelers can change their flight without the usual penalties. Other airlines are working with concerned travelers on a case-by-case basis.
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Fewer Americans traveling to Dominican Republic

After eight U.S. tourist deaths, flight bookings plunged nearly 75% from June 1 to June 19 compared to year earlier
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Latest tourist death in Dominican Republic attributed to natural causes, country officials say

The Attorney General's Office of the Dominican Republic says the latest American tourist death in the country was due to natural causes.
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Top DR health official says recent American tourist deaths are from natural causes

The Dominican Republic's top health official tells CBS News the recent deaths of American tourists are from natural causes. At least eight Americans have died unexpectedly in the Caribbean nation this..
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Hard Rock Hotel in Dominican Republic to remove liquor dispensers after tourist deaths

In the wake of several tourist deaths, Hard Rock will remove liquor dispensers in its Dominican Republic and Mexican rooms starting this week.
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Speculation about motive for David Ortiz shooting still rampant in Dominican Republic

Skepticism about the motive for David Ortiz's shooting remains rampant in the Dominican Republic even after the official explanation.
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Dominican minister of health says tourist deaths not related

Another American died last week while vacationing in the Dominican Republic, bringing the tally to eight people who have died in 2019. Now, we're hearing from the Dominican Republic's top health..
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Crisis Hits Dominican Republic Over Deaths of U.S. Vacationers

Officials in the Dominican Republic are struggling to explain the deaths of at least nine American tourists in recent months, and say they are a target of an exaggerated campaign of “fake news.”
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Baseball's David Ortiz out of ICU, in good condition after shooting

Retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has been moved out of intensive care and was in good condition, his wife said in a statement on Saturday, nearly two weeks after he was shot in the Dominican..
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How concerns over deaths in the Dominican Republic are affecting tourism

Authorities in the Dominican Republic say a series of American deaths in the country are not a mystery. Since last year, 12 Americans have died in the country. Consumer travel expert Liana Corwin..
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Dominican Republic official says country is safe: 'There is not an avalanche of deaths'

The Dominican Republic tourism minister said the country is taking the deaths very seriously.
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Man held in David Ortiz shooting charged with drug, weapons offenses

A man being held in the Dominican Republic in connection with the shooting and serious wounding of retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was charged in New Jersey on Thursday with drug and weapons..
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David Ortiz was not intended victim of shooting: Dominican prosecutor

The shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz in Santo Domingo earlier this month was a case of mistaken identity, Dominican Republic Attorney General Jean Alain Rodriguez said on Wednesday.
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Dominican prosecutors say David Ortiz was not intended target in shooting

The Dominican Republic’s chief prosecutor said Boston Red Sox icon David Ortiz was not the intended target of the attack but was merely the victim of a hit gone wrong.
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David Ortiz not the intended target of shooting

The former Boston Red Sox star is still recovering after he was shot in the back in the Dominican Republic
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