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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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Hogan Refutes Claims That His Charter-School Bill Is A Union Buster

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FCC Approves New Rules Intended To Protect Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines — 3 to 2 — to approve new net neutrality rules that would regulate access to the Internet more like a public utility.

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