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All Public Schools Close for One Day of Workshops

The Department of Education will hold a series of professional development workshops for teachers.

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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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Germans Rally to Protest Anti-Semitism Over Gaza War

September 14, 2014 - 8:00pm
Germany’s Central Council of Jews organized the rally in response to the anti-Semitism seen in cities like Berlin after protesters chanting “death to Israel” and “gas the Jews” at pro-Palestinian demonstrations over the summer had deeply unsettled many.

Critic’s Notebook: ‘9 x 18’ Plan Ties Development Rules to Public Benefits

September 14, 2014 - 5:45pm
Parking lots can be turned into development sites to expand and improve affordable housing in New York City, three fellows at the Institute for Public Architecture propose.

Review: Destiny Is a New Shooter Game From Activision and Bungie

September 14, 2014 - 5:32pm
Destiny, a science-fiction game from Activision and Bungie, is new but already on pace to become a billion-dollar success.

Fighting in Eastern Ukraine City Kills at Least 6

September 14, 2014 - 4:54pm
The battle in Donetsk between rebels and Kiev government forces was one of the most serious clashes in a 10-day-old cease-fire.

News Analysis: Handling of Ray Rice Case Puts Roger Goodell Under Heightened Level of Scrutiny

September 14, 2014 - 3:07pm
The N.F.L. and Goodell are facing mounting criticism for the handling of Rice, who was suspended indefinitely only after the release of an unequivocal video of him assaulting a woman.

Cameron Announces Response Plan to Beheading of British Aid Worker

September 14, 2014 - 2:30pm
Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain would support American military action against the ISIS, but he did not commit his country to a more vigorous military role against the group.

Matthew Todd Miller Sentenced to 6 Years of Hard Labor in North Korea

September 14, 2014 - 2:09pm
The country’s official news agency offered few details of the one-day trial for Mr. Miller, who was convicted of committing “hostile acts” against the North after reportedly tearing up his tourist visa and demanding asylum.

Israeli Military Threatens to Discipline Veterans Involved in Protest Over Intelligence Activities

September 14, 2014 - 1:10pm
A group of veterans and reservists of a secretive military intelligence unit have declared they will not take part in surveillance activities against the Palestinians in the course of reserve duty.

ArtsBeat: ‘No Good Deed’ Tops Weekend Box Office

September 14, 2014 - 1:10pm
That thriller, from Sony, had $24.5 million in ticket sales at North American theaters over the weekend. It cost less than $14 million to make.

Health Law Has Caveat on Renewal of Coverage

September 14, 2014 - 12:49pm
Officials are encouraging consumers to revisit the federal marketplace to compare plans and ensure that they get the right amount of financial assistance in 2015.

Greg Norman Recovering From Chain-Saw Accident

September 14, 2014 - 10:30am
Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.

The Media Equation: In Ray Rice Scandal, TMZ Scores on a Fumble

September 14, 2014 - 9:00am
The N.F.L.’s light punishment for the Baltimore Ravens running back pushed the gossip site to outmaneuver the rest of the media to get the goods.

Pope Marries Couples Who Have Cohabited and Had Children

September 14, 2014 - 6:33am
Pope Francis married 20 couples on Sunday, some of whom had already lived together and had children, in the latest sign that the Argentine pontiff wants the Catholic church to be more open and inclusive.

North Korea Sentences American Man to 6 Years

September 14, 2014 - 6:18am
North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen, to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally and trying to commit espionage.

Kerry Scours Mideast for Aid in ISIS Fight

September 14, 2014 - 12:28am
As Secretary of State John Kerry received broad assurances but no public commitments from Egypt as he tried to assemble a coalition to fight ISIS, Australia on Sunday committed aircraft and military advisers to the effort.

At Oregon, the Mascot Looks Awfully Familiar

September 13, 2014 - 11:31pm
In the 1940s, Oregon’s athletic director, a friend of Walt Disney’s, received permission for the university to call Donald Duck its own.

ISIS Video Shows Execution of David Cawthorne Haines, British Aid Worker

September 13, 2014 - 9:05pm
A video released by the group shows the aid worker kneeling in a desert landscape that looks identical to where two American journalists were killed by the group in the past month. Moments later, he is beheaded.

The Big Fix: Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind

September 13, 2014 - 8:55pm
Electric utility executives all over the world are watching nervously as technologies they once dismissed as irrelevant begin to threaten their long-established business plans.

T Magazine: London Fashion Week: House of Holland Spring/Summer 2015

September 13, 2014 - 8:45pm
Scenes from the London Fashion Week photo diary of Schohaja.

Archbishop Sheen’s Corpse Is Subject of Long-Running Dispute

September 13, 2014 - 7:44pm
The remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, who died in 1979, are in a crypt in Manhattan, but the Diocese of Peoria, Ill., says they were promised to them.