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Cheerleaders rise up

LOS ANGELES — In 2014, the cheerleaders revolted.

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For working-class women, it makes sense to stay single mothers

The following is based on "Marriage Markets: How Inequality Is Remaking the American Family," out in May 2014 from Oxford University Press.

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Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified 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 pa…

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Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

Katie Spring rolls up plastic that was used to cover certain plants during the winter in a field at the Good Heart Farmstead, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Worcester, Vt. Spring and her husband Edge Fuentes, who both own the farm, back the GMO labeling bill passed by the Vermont Legislature. …

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Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

Edge Fuentes, left, stands with his wife Katie Spring, right, and their 9-month-old son Waylon, in front of a shed at their Good Heart Farmstead, Wednesday, April 24, 2014, in Worcester, Vt. Fuentes and Spring back the GMO labeling bill passed by the Vermont Legislature. They believe people …

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Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

FILE - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin participates in the morning session of the National Governor's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, in this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo. Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as s…

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Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

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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Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.

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Senate to probe allegations against Phoenix VA

PHOENIX — Growing concerns about allegations of gross mismanagement and neglect at the Phoenix VA Health Care Center have resulted in a commitment by the chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to hold a hearing, members of Arizona’s congressional delegation said Thursday.

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Manufacturers see better times ahead

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Controversial uranium mine north of Canyon to stay open

FLAGSTAFF — A mining company’s plan to stockpile uranium ore at a mine north of the Grand Canyon has raised concern among environmentalists over radioactive dust being swept across the landscape.

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Trade deal eludes Obama in Japan; more talks planned

WASHINGTON — While failing to seal a deal on his ambitious plan to expand trade in the Pacific Rim, President Obama on Thursday said a long-stalled trade pact still can be finalized if Japan opens its markets and accepts more U.S. exports of everything from cars to farm goods.

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Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country’s tumultuous east.

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US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

LOS ANGELES — The nation’s top telecom regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people’s homes.

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First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand t…

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China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

BEIJING (AP) — China plans to revoke two crucial publication licenses for Sina.com, which might partially ban the web giant's operations, because obscene content was found during an anti-pornography crackdown, state media said Thursday.

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Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After months of deliberation over what to do with Oregon's botched online health exchange, an advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the state drop its trouble-plagued online health exchange for private policies and have Oregonians instead shop for them on the fede…

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Angry kin of ferry’s missing passengers confront 3 South Korean officials

Angry kin of ferry’s missing passengers confront 3 South Korean officials

JINDO, South Korea — Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for…

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Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

Choi Sang-hwan, South Korean deputy coast guard chief, is surrounded by irate relatives of the missing passengers.

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