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Gov. John deJongh Jr. offers News Years wishes, and thanks to the people of the Virgin Islands for the honor of electing him to serve as their governor.

 
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Sick Child’s Father Seeks Vaccination Requirement in California

January 28, 2015 - 6:44pm
Carl Krawitt, of Marin County, argued that parents who refused to have their children vaccinated against diseases like measles were putting his son at risk.






All-but-Forgotten Prisoner in Jordan Is Suddenly at Center of Swap Demand by ISIS

January 28, 2015 - 6:42pm
The Islamic State has said that if a failed suicide bomber, Sajida al-Rishawi, is not released by Jordan, it will kill a Japanese and a Jordanian hostage.

Books of The Times: Nick Hornby’s ‘Funny Girl,’ About a 1960s BBC Sitcom Star

January 28, 2015 - 6:01pm
Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl” traces a pivotal time in British comedy through the lens of a beauty queen who abandons her title to make her name on TV in the 1960s.

Sheldon Silver Taking Leave of Absence From Law Firm

January 28, 2015 - 5:40pm
Mr. Silver, the New York Assembly speaker, is accused of collecting payoffs through his job at the personal injury firm, Weitz & Luxenberg.






New England’s Next Task: Digging Out

January 28, 2015 - 5:00pm
The region is struggling to get back to normal after receiving record amounts of snow from the first major winter storm of the year.






Study of Retirees Links Youth Football to Brain Problems

January 28, 2015 - 5:00pm
A study of N.F.L. retirees found that those who began playing tackle football when they were younger than 12 increased their risk of developing memory and thinking problems later in life.

The New Health Care: The Goal Was Simplicity; Instead, There’s a Many-Headed Medicaid

January 28, 2015 - 4:51pm
Medicaid has become less uniform and more complicated, with variations across states, but researchers will be able to watch many experiments bloom.

‘Empire’ May Provide Fox the Big Hit It Needs

January 28, 2015 - 4:50pm
Ratings for the hip-hop drama lead the network and have increased steadily since the show’s introduction, lifting Fox out of last place in the network ratings war.

Argentine Official Casts Suspicion on an Aide to Prosecutor

January 28, 2015 - 4:41pm
Investigators say Diego Lagomarsino, who worked with the prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, lent Mr. Nisman the pistol used in his death.

Justices Stay Executions of 3 in Oklahoma, Pending Decision on Lethal Drug Protocol

January 28, 2015 - 4:11pm
The Supreme Court was asked by state officials to allow it to put off the executions until the justices ruled on a new combination of drugs to be used in the state’s executions.






Tsipras’s Debt Plan Sends Athens Stock Market Sliding

January 28, 2015 - 3:59pm
The Athens Stock Exchange fell more than 9% as the country’s prime minister said he would move quickly to renegotiate the country’s debt terms.






Kehinde Wiley Puts a Classical Spin on His Contemporary Subjects

January 28, 2015 - 3:54pm
The painter Kehinde Wiley, the subject of a coming Brooklyn Museum retrospective, is known for vibrant, photo-based portraits of young black men in poses culled from art history.






Skull Fossil Adds Insight Into the Story of Human Evolution

January 28, 2015 - 3:51pm
Researchers have discovered a 55,000-year-old skull fossil that they say is a missing connection between African and European populations.

At Trial, Lawyers Fight to Include Evidence They Call Vital: Emoji

January 28, 2015 - 3:15pm
How chats and other messages and their symbols should be presented in court has become a running subplot in the trial of a California man charged with running the site.

Bits Blog: Chinese Government Takes Aim at E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Over Fake Goods

January 28, 2015 - 2:46pm
The Chinese government regulator complained about what it said were unlicensed merchants, fake goods and other illegal practices on the company’s hugely popular shopping websites.






Jordan Offers to Release Terrorist in Exchange for Pilot Held by ISIS

January 28, 2015 - 2:05pm
Militants from the Islamic State had threatened to kill First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh and a Japanese journalist if the deadline was not met. The fate of the journalist was unclear.






Same-Sex Marriage Foes Dig In on the State Level

January 28, 2015 - 1:55pm
Despite rulings declaring bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional in their states, some state legislators have introduced bills that would prohibit the issuing of marriage licenses to gay couples.

State of the Art: Uber, a Rising Business Model That Could Change How You Work

January 28, 2015 - 1:37pm
New technologies have the potential to divide a variety of traditional jobs into tasks that can be assigned to people just when they’re needed.

Carpetbagger: Laura Poitras on Heroic Acts, Not Heroes

January 28, 2015 - 1:08pm
The filmmaker behind “Citizenfour” sees a distinction.

Latest News: New England Snow, Loretta Lynch, Madison Keys

January 28, 2015 - 1:07pm
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.