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Government Holds 3rd Annual H.E.A.L.T.H. and Wellness Expo Series

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With schools across the territory getting ready for a Sept. 2 opening date, V.I. Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory told the community the Education Department is focused on "putting in the framework we need to support our students, our teachers and our administrators."

 
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Militia Says It ‘Secured’ U.S. Compound in Libya

August 31, 2014 - 11:40am
The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.






Putin Urges ‘Statehood’ Talks for Eastern Ukraine

August 31, 2014 - 11:05am
In an interview Sunday, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia veered between veiled threats and demands that the Ukraine government negotiate directly with separatists.






Recovery in Need of a Recovery: The Changing Face of Temporary Employment

August 31, 2014 - 9:39am
The number of temps has reached a new high, and many are working in more dangerous situations than full-time workers.






At Least 3 Protesters Die in Clashes in Pakistan

August 31, 2014 - 9:24am
The demonstrators clashed with the police overnight Saturday as groups calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation tried to march toward the premier’s residence.






China Restricts Voting Reforms for Hong Kong

August 31, 2014 - 5:08am
China’s legislature laid down strict limits to proposed voting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what could be a deepening confrontation over the future of the city and of China.






U.S. Strikes Militants Besieging Turkmen in Iraq

August 30, 2014 - 10:34pm
American planes struck the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and dropped food, water and aid near the northern town of Amerli.






Sports of The Times: Michael Sam Has a Spot in History, if Not With the Rams

August 30, 2014 - 8:52pm
Even after he was cut by the Rams on Saturday, Sam’s selection in the N.F.L. draft and his impression in St. Louis remained a statement advancing equal opportunity.






Kochs’ Network Wrestles With Expectations for Presidential Primaries

August 30, 2014 - 8:22pm
Some activists involved in the political network overseen by Charles and David Koch are urging it to consider a more active role in the 2016 primaries.






Ukraine President Says Europe’s Security Depends on Stopping Russia

August 30, 2014 - 8:09pm
President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine won no pledges of military assistance from the European Union, but his warnings helped set the stage for a new round of sanctions against Russia.






At Risk in Senate, Democrats Seek to Rally Blacks

August 30, 2014 - 7:46pm
With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress.

Facing Hard-Liners and Sanctions, Iran’s Leader Toughens Talk

August 30, 2014 - 7:40pm
In the second year of Hassan Rouhani’s presidency, he has struck a new tone, echoing the longstanding Iranian view that the United States can never be trusted.






Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground

August 30, 2014 - 6:30pm
Medicare may cover advance care planning that was once decried as “death panels,” and some private insurers are not waiting for the political process.

As Scots Weigh Independence, Wales Takes Note

August 30, 2014 - 6:24pm
Welsh nationalists have made the Scottish independence bid their own in the hope that it will stir passions at home — if not for full independence, at least for more self-government.

Rams Cut Michael Sam, First Openly Gay Player Drafted in N.F.L.

August 30, 2014 - 5:09pm
On the final day of cuts across the league, the St. Louis Rams released defensive lineman Michael Sam, a seventh-round pick out of Missouri.






DealBook: Top Bitcoin Proponent to Plead Guilty to Federal Charge

August 30, 2014 - 4:40pm
Charles Shrem, a leading backer of Bitcoin, is to plead to one federal count of aiding and abetting an unlicensed money transmitting business.

Pakistani Opposition Clashes With the Police

August 30, 2014 - 4:23pm
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Saturday that he would not resign and called the demands to do so by his opponents “unacceptable” and “unconstitutional.”

At Ferguson March, Call to Halt Traffic in Labor Day Highway Protest

August 30, 2014 - 4:18pm
In the continuing protests over the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer, protesters were encouraged to tie up traffic on the Labor Day holiday.

‘Preachers of L.A.’ Puts New Spin on Reality-TV Formula

August 30, 2014 - 4:00pm
“Preachers of L.A.,” one of last year’s most invigorating and surprising reality television debuts, is now in its second season on Oxygen.

Massachusetts May Shut Down Casinos Before Even One Opens

August 30, 2014 - 3:59pm
Massachusetts approved legislation in 2011 to allow three casinos and a slots parlor, and voters will decide in November whether to repeal the law before a single casino has been built.

In Nod to Eastern Europe, E.U. Names Poland Premier to Key Post

August 30, 2014 - 3:58pm
The selection is the latest sign that Poland is emerging as a larger player in European affairs, particularly on issues involving the bloc’s eastern front.