From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.
Israel broke off peace talks with the Palestinians on Thursday, saying a planned reconciliation between the moderate faction participating in the talks and the militant Islamist group Hamas made negotiation impossible.
Vermont lawmakers have passed the country’s first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.

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    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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    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.
  • Drunk passenger causes hijack scare in Bali
    An airline official says a drunk passenger on a Virgin Australia flight who caused a hijack scare has been arrested for creating a disturbance after the plane landed on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali.
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