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American Journalist Freed By Kidnappers In Eastern Ukraine  |   

Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter for Vice News, was seized at gunpoint by masked men in the city of Slovyansk earlier this week. Vice says he is now safe and in good health.

Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill  |   

The Green Mountain State is poised to become the first to require GMO labeling. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont's.

Long-Lost Wreck Off San Francisco Recalls Anti-Chinese History  |   

The City of Chester, which sank in 1888 after colliding with the liner Oceanic, has been found. At the time, false reports that the other ship's Chinese crew failed to assist stoked racial hatred.

Israel Halts Peace Talks After Palestinian Unity Move  |   

The Israeli Cabinet on Thursday endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to suspend talks because the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas are moving to form a unity government.

Saddened Students Return To Ferry Disaster Victims' School  |   

More bodies were recovered Thursday from the ship, which sank last week. So far, at least 171 deaths have been confirmed. Another 131 people, many of them students from one school, remain missing.

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