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Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

Edge Fuentes, left, stands with his wife Katie Spring, right, and their 9-month-old son Waylon in their planting room surrounded by seedlings for vegetables and flowers at their Good Heart Farmstead, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Worcester, Vt. Spring and Fuentes back the GMO labeling bill passed by the Vermont Legislature. They believe people need to be able to know what’s in their food. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

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Rivers refuses to apologize to women held captive

In this April 22, 2013 file photo, Television personality Joan Rivers attends the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, in New York. Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, kidnapped in Cleveland. Rivers and her daughter Melissa discussed their reality show Tuesday, April 22, 2014, on NBC's "Today" show and she complained about her living arrangements, saying, "Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter’s guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland.

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Villanova wins Penn Relays distance medley relay

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Emily Lipari led Villanova to its third straight Penn Relays women’s distance medley relay championship Thursday, catching Stanford’s Aisling Cuffe on the anchor leg.

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Blazers return home with a 2-0 advantage

Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) reacts after making a basket against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Houston. Portland won 112-105. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Houston has a LaMarcus Aldridge problem.

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Depleted White Sox end trip with loss in Detroit

Home plate umpire Dan Iassogna signals the out call on Chicago White Sox's Marcus Semien on at attempted steal of second base because of batter interference, during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, April 24, 2014. The Tigers won 7-4.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago White Sox won’t ever be thrilled about a 3-4 road trip.

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