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Kids' wildlife preferences differ from island to mainland.

Growing up on an island or mainland location can shape the way children think about wildlife, including which species they prefer, according to North Carolina State University research. Comparison surveys of children living in the Bahamas and in North Carolina reveal significant differences and potential challenges for ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Tesha Miller caught in The Bahamas.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell yesterday said that the scheduled deportation from The Bahamas of alleged Klansman gangster Tesha Miller was delayed.

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Storm off Bahamas has fleeting chance of becoming early tropical storm.

A weather disturbance east of the Bahamas bears the early appearance of a pre-tropical storm system but is not likely to organize into a named storm.

- UPI - US

Labyrinth Books: How a vibrant bookstore connects campus and community.

For nearly a decade, Princeton University has worked with Nassau Street retailer Labyrinth Books to offer an independent community bookstore for students, faculty, staff and local residents alike. In this Q&A, co-owner Dorothea von Moltke shares her thoughts on how and why this unique collaboration has been able to evolve ...

- Princeton University - US

Book burning starts Florida wildfire, 10 homes destroyed.

A Nassau County, Fla., fire, begun by a man burning paperback books, destroyed at least 10 homes, a Florida Forest Service spokeswoman said.

- UPI - US

More Caribbean countries ban corned beef from Brazil.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The number of Caribbean Community countries placing a temporary ban on the importation of corned beef or meat products from Brazil increased by two with Barbados and The Bahamas joining their Caricom partners from Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.

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Man checks out of hospital, steals ambulance.

Authorities on Long Island say an 83-year-old man has been arrested after checking himself out of a hospital and stealing an ambulance. Police say Donald Winkler, of Merrick, was upset with the quality of care he was receiving and checked himself out of Nassau University Medical Center around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators ...

- The Japan Times - JP

83-year-old New Yorker checks himself out of hospital and steals ambulance to go to 7-eleven.

Donald Winkler was reportedly dissatisfied with his treatment at Nassau University Medical Centre.

- - UK

The controversial New York 'giveaway' in the GOP healthcare bill would shaft some Republican parts of New York.

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesDon't call it a kickback. The provision slated to be added to the American Health Care Act at the behest of New York Republicans doesn't actually give anything to New York state. It would make parts of the state significantly worse off — and not necessarily the parts you might expect. Two likely ...

- Business Insider - US

Caribbean resort photo tour: Atlantis Paradise Island.

The gargantuan playground across the bridge from downtown Nassau is the largest resort in the Caribbean.

- Economic Policy Institute - US