The Caribbean Conundrum: United by Tourists, Divided by Covid

The pandemic struck these islands unequally. What does this mean for tourism, a major economic driver for the entire region? The answer is unique, just like the islands.

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America is Reopening. Here’s What it Looks Like

With safety restrictions easing, Americans from Maine to Montana are returning to concert halls, worship services and soapbox derbies in all 50 states. 

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In Search of a Vaccine, Some Tourists Find Luck in the Caribbean

Roughly 3 percent of vaccines in the U.S. Virgin Islands have gone to tourists, the governor said this week. “Nowhere else in the U.S. can you actually just walk in and get the vaccine,” he said.

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Idaho Pulls Out of Powerball Because of Overseas Expansion

An Idaho state committee killed a bill that would have allowed the popular lottery to continue in the state even after it expanded to Australia and Britain.

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An Impeachment Manager on Trump’s Acquittal

We look at the former president’s trial through the eyes of Stacey Plaskett, a Democratic congresswoman who sought his conviction.

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How Joe Neguse and Stacey Plaskett Plan to Wield Their Influence After Impeachment

Both representatives said they took note of their roles as among the few Black lawmakers who played a role in the historic proceeding.

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New Virus Hot Spots: U.S. Islands from Hawaii to Puerto Rico

U.S. islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific have growing cases of the coronavirus, which can spike even in places far removed from urban centers when controls are relaxed.

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Tropical Storm Josephine Forms in the Atlantic

The 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Josephine is not expected to hit the Caribbean islands or the mainland United States, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Attorney General Sees Too Much Secrecy in Epstein Estate

The top prosecutor in the U.S. Virgin Islands says the estate needs to provide more detail about Jeffrey Epstein’s finances and is insisting on clauses that could protect others from wrongdoing.

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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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