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Virginia Deactivates 4,000 Benefits Cards After Target Security Breach

Virginia has deactivated nearly 4,000 state-issued electronic benefits cards due to the recent security breach at Target stores.

The EPPICards are used by people receiving benefits such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and child support.

The Virginia Department of Social Services claims that nearly 4,000 EPPICards were used at Target stores during the period. between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, when the card accounts were hacked and stolen.

Department officials say the card program's vendor, Xeros, has blocked and deactivated the affected cards. Those cards are being replaced.

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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

"This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it's before all a first in the history of energy," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard says. His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel.

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