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STAUNTON, Va. (AP) Virginia is removing personal information that's displayed on disabled parking placards. The placards are displayed on a vehicle's rear view mirror and allow the holders to park in spaces designated for disabled motorists.

ISLAMABAD (AP) The defense lawyer for five Americans convicted of plotting terrorist attacks and sentenced to 10 years in jail in Pakistan says he has filed an appeal. The lawyer says the appeal filed today says the conviction should be overturned because it did not take into account evidence provided by the defense. The five men attended a mosque in Virginia.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Virginia Natural Gas has agreed to change practices and pay up to $1.8 million in penalties to settle more than 40 violations alleged by state regulators. The settlements show state inspectors alleged that workers failed to follow proper procedures while installing, repairing or conducting maintenance on or around the company's pipelines.

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) The public has a chance to buy rye whiskey made from the same recipe George Washington used. The first public tasting will be held on Thursday at a reconstructed version of Washington's original distillery near his Mount Vernon estate.

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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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U.S. House Rejects D.C.'s Plans For Full Autonomy Over Budget

In a 240-179 vote, the Republican-led House passed a bill that would overturn efforts by the city to take control over how it spends its money. It's a largely symbolic move: The Senate and President Obama are unlikely to go along.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

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