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​Vermont poised to enact toughest US GMO-labeling law yet
Vermont lawmakers have passed legislation that requires food made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, to be labeled as such. The law, the first of its kind in the US, must now get approval from Gov. Peter Shumlin, who has supported the bill.

23.04.2014 22:35

LA cops accused of cutting power to marijuana clinic, planting guns
Two former Los Angeles County deputies were charged Wednesday in connection with allegations they switched off electricity at a medical marijuana dispensary, disabling a surveillance camera and possibly planting firearms there.

23.04.2014 22:23

Country’s harshest anti-abortion law signed in Mississippi
One of the harshest anti-abortion laws in the country will go into effect in Mississippi this summer, barring women from seeking an abortion 20 weeks after the beginning of their last menstrual cycle.

23.04.2014 22:48

Virginia, Maryland plagued with 44k duplicate voters
Over 44,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland, Virginia Voters Alliance, an advocacy group that monitors voting in the state, announced on Wednesday. Among them 164 people voted in both states during the 2012 general election.

23.04.2014 18:48

Judge approves name change for Chelsea Manning
WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning can legally have her name changed from Bradley, a District Court judge ruled Wednesday morning.

23.04.2014 16:06

Washington state euthanizes 300 cockfighting birds
After discovering a suspected cockfighting farm and arresting the man believed to be running the operation, Washington state officials euthanized hundreds of chickens found to be raised on steroids.

23.04.2014 14:39

Duma passes bill criminalizing rehabilitation of Nazism
The Russian Lower House has approved a bill that provides up to five years in prison for denying the facts set out in the Nuremberg Trial, rehabilitation of Nazism and distributing false information about the actions of Russia and its allies during WWII.

23.04.2014 14:04

Putin advocates single cultural space within Russian borders
Culture is the main factor uniting the nation and it is very important for Russia to create a united cultural space throughout its whole territory, President Vladimir Putin said at the presentation of a new draft concept of state cultural policy.

23.04.2014 12:06

Hamas or Israel? Netanyahu says Palestinian Authority must choose
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas must choose either peace with Israel or an alliance with Hamas, but he cannot have both, Israel’s PM has said. His comments come after the Palestinian Authority restarted talks on a unity government with Hamas.

23.04.2014 12:39

Amending constitution to better serve the rich?
There is a growing movement among many conservatives and right wing state legislatures to call a Constitutional Convention to pass a ‘balanced budget amendment’ to the US constitution.

23.04.2014 07:51

​President Abbas threatens to disband Palestinian Authority if Israeli talks fail
President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will disband the Palestinian Authority, forcing Israel to take over governance if bilateral talks fail. He also named the terms for the extension of negotiations with Israel past an April 29 deadline.

23.04.2014 04:43

Lavrov: Kiev issued 'criminal order' allowing use of weapons against civilians
The coup-appointed Kiev government’s order to use force against Ukrainian citizens is “criminal,” the Russian Foreign Minister told RT. He also denied claims that there is Russian military presence on Ukrainian territory.

23.04.2014 07:28

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