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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - California Department Of Motor Vehicles
The computer network at the California Department of Motor Vehicles went down for several hours Tuesday, triggering delays as clerks at field offices throughout the state processed driver's licenses and registrations by hand.
An Associated Press review of the $15 million raised in California through the sale of specialty 9/11 memorial license plates — part of which was to fund scholarships for the children of state residents who perished in the attacks — shows only a small fraction of the money went to scholarships, while $3 million was raided by Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to plug the state's budget deficit.