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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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Planned Parenthood changes fetal-tissue reimbursement policy

Planned Parenthood says it will maintain programs at some of its clinics that make fetal tissue available for research, but will no longer accept any reimbursement to cover the costs of those programs.

Dutch Safety Board: Buk missile downed MH17 in Ukraine

A missile launched from Ukraine ripped the cockpit from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Some passengers may have remained conscious for another minute or so as the airflow tore off their clothes and objects killed people in neighboring seats.

Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen hit D.C. theatre

Anderson Cooper is getting ready to grill the Democrats as moderator of Tuesday’s CNN debate, but Saturday he’ll grill his best bud Andy Cohen at Warner Theatre.

And it gets 93 mpg – in Japan

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

Why Chase Utley’s suspension won’t stick, and why that’s OK

Chase Utley is just a gamer, playing within the boundaries of the rules to help his team.

'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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