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Cardinals player gets probation for assault plea

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PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Wednesday sentenced Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington to a year of supervised probation for assaulting a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter. 



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Vermont lawmakers send GMO food-labeling law to governor

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A law that would make Vermont the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, received final approval from state lawmakers on Wednesday and now heads to the governor's desk. The Vermont House of Representative passed the bill...(more) 



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Two weeks on, Kiev has no answer to separatists in east

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Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - On April 6, pro-Russian separatists first attacked public buildings in the east of Ukraine. Two weeks on, they now have an impressive arsenal of arms and control some 15 towns, with the Kiev government having no answer on how to regain control...(more) 



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UN hears calls for Syria chlorine gas probe

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United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Members of the UN Security Council called Wednesday for an investigation into new claims of a chlorine gas attack on a rebel bastion in Syria, expressing concern over the reports. The 15-member organization was briefed behind closed doors by Sigrid...(more) 



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UN to vote on moderate W. Sahara resolution next week

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United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN Security Council will vote next Tuesday to renew the peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara, again without widening its mandate to monitoring human rights, diplomats said. The resolution circulated by the United States aims to send "a clear unified...(more) 



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S.Africa public broadcaster bans firebrand Malema's ad

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South Africa's public broadcaster has refused to run an election campaign advert by the party of populist politician Julius Malema, alleging it is inflammatory, the party said Wednesday. All political parties participating in the May 7 general elections are entitled to slots of free airtime on...(more) 



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U.S. Western Sahara draft urges respecting human rights, no U.N. monitors

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By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.S.-drafted resolution that would renew the U.N. peacekeeping mission in disputed Western Sahara urges all sides to respect human rights but does not ask the United Nations to monitor abuses, according to a text obtained by Reuters on...(more) 



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U.S. regulators to propose new net neutrality rules in May

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By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are expected to vote on May 15 on a new set of so-called "net neutrality" rules aimed at making certain that broadband providers do not slow down or block consumers' access to legal Internet content. Federal Communications Commission...(more) 



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Could higher food prices reduce food waste?

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Nathanael Johnson makes the case that higher prices would help Americans value their food more. 



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Virgin Galactic and Land Rover Team Up for Space Travel (Video)

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Automaker Land Rover is teaming up with private spaceflight company Virgin Galactic to help transport future commercial astronauts on Earth before flights to space. 



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Oldest ex-Major League Baseball player dies in Cuba at 102

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By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Conrado Marrero, at 102 the oldest former Major League Baseball player and a patriarch of Cuban baseball known for his quick wit and goofy pitching delivery, died on Wednesday at his home in Havana, his grandson said. Marrero, who played...(more) 



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Could shared sex toys transmit HPV?

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By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with the potentially cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV, may be putting their partners at risk if they share sex toys during intimate relations, a new study suggests. Researchers gave 12 women two vibrators each and detected the...(more) 



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