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Virgin Islands delegate Edgar "Baker" Phillips listens to speeches at the Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. (Barbara Salisbury/ The Washington Times)
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Virgin Islands delegate Edgar "Baker" Phillips listens to speeches at the Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. (Barbara Salisbury/ The Washington Times)

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