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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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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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