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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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No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.
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#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
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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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The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

Verizon's purchase of Yahoo will close the book on one of the oldest Internet companies. What happened to the other famous 90s brands, like GeoCities, Netscape and CompuServe? A nerdy remembrance.

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