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Virginia Officials Offer Tips To Avoid Holiday Scams

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Officials from Virginia's Office of Consumer Affairs are offering several tips this holiday season to help avoid scam artists trying to take advantage of shoppers.

Officials say never give to a charity unless you know its history, purpose and reputation. Virginia law requires most charities that solicit donations to register with the Office of Consumer Affairs, so one option is to search the agency's website to verify if an organization is legitimate.

Officials also say don't give cash or give in if pressured to donate, and take a close look at any gift offers that come with mail solicitations.

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Hieronymus Bosch Died 500 Years Ago, But His Art Will Still Creep You Out

Known by some as "the Devil's painter," Bosch depicted imaginary animals and souls being violently tortured. At least one critic believes he's the father of modern art.
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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
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Analysis Of The Last Supreme Court Decisions Of The Term

Supreme Court decisions are expected soon on issues that include access to abortion and limits on executive power: Analysis of major decisions at the end of the term and the impact of a vacant seat on the court.

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President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

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