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Virginia: 866,000 customers go to DMV unnecessarily

A state report shows about one fifth of the people going to Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles service centers don't need to. And those unnecessary trips are costing motorists more time and money.

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ACLU sues psychologists over CIA tactics

The suit involves two former Air Force psychologists who designed a CIA program that used harsh interrogation techniques to elicit intelligence from suspected terrorists, and says the pair endorsed and taught torture tactics under the guise of science.

German prosecutors investigate mock gallows

Prosecutors in Dresden are investigating after a demonstrator at a protest organized by an anti-Islam group carried a mock gallows with nooses marked as being reserved for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her deputy.

Streaming services: What they cost, what you get

Online services, individually, are still cheaper than cable. Depending on what you like to watch, however, you may need to subscribe to several. And not all of them can play at the same time for several family members.

And it gets 93 mpg – in Japan

The next Prius sees a 20 percent improvement over its 2015 model, in Japanese tests.

Survey: A strong holiday shopping season on the way

More Americans are going to do some holiday shopping this year than in 2014, and 80 percent of them are planning to spend as much or more this year than last, a survey finds.

'Severe' school overcrowding by 2020, officials warn

School officials say down-county schools could be 161 percent above capacity by 2020. Some residents, however, continue to fight a plan for a 922-capacity school.

Feds are overpaid — or not

The Cato Institute has issued yet another report claiming federal employees are grossly overpaid. The numbers are generally accurate, but they are not true. How can that be?

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