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Virginia Beach Tries To Lure NBA Team With Multimillion-Dollar Arena

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Some months ago, Virginia Beach city officials announced they planned to partner with Comcast Spectacor to try and lure an NBA team to the town with an 18,000-seat arena near the oceanfront.

Mayor Will Sessoms says the city can't ask the General Assembly to provide $150 million, nearly half the money needed for the project, if there's no lease agreement.

Right now, a specific franchise hasn't been mentioned for the arena. A likely team for relocation could be the Sacramento Kings, which failed to reach a deal to build a new arena in California last spring.

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

Some 700 Barbie dolls are visiting Paris this summer. They span almost six decades of pretty, plastic history, including Malibu Barbie, astronaut Barbie, and, of course, Royal Canadian Mountie Barbie.
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He Used To Live On The Streets Of Mumbai. Now, His Cafe Welcomes Everyone

Amin Sheikh's new cafe is a rarity in class-stratified India: It's open to people from all walks of life. Sheikh is a former street child, and so are many of his employees.
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'Saving Lives' Or 'Selling Access'? Explaining The Clinton Foundation

Donald Trump has centered on a key attack against Hillary Clinton: He says the Clinton Foundation was a pay-to-play front that enabled Hillary and Bill Clinton to trade government access for money.
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A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

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