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Most Virginians Say Shutdown Hurt State, But Does Not Affect Governor's Race

Forty-seven percent of likely Virginia voters say that the government shutdown hurt the commonwealth "a great deal" and 30 percent said it hurt "somewhat," according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

Only 17 percent of those polled said that the shutdown had "no real effect," while three percent said it helped Virginia, which is home to many federal government workers and federal facilities.

And while the shutdown has helped sink the GOP's standings in national polls, it seems not to have had much impact on the race for Virginia's top elected office. According to the poll, Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli 46-39; in another poll earlier this month, the split in favor of McAuliffe stood at 47-39.

The poll finds Libertarian contender Robert Sarvis polling at 10 percent.

The poll surveyed 1,085 likely voters with a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

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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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Spurned Sanders Supporters Disrupt Day 1 Of DNC With Boos And Jeers

Outside the convention, supporters of Bernie Sanders demonstrated against what they said was a rigged system, while the atmosphere turned chaotic inside the conventional hall.
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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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