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Recount Will Determine Which Party Controls Virginia State Senate

A race that will determine the balance of power in the Virginia Senate is headed to a recount.

The recount is set to begin Monday in the Hampton Roads Senate District 6. Republican businessman Wayne Coleman asked for the recount after he trailed Delegate Lynwood Lewis Jr. by nine votes out of more than 20,000 cast in a special election.

Both are seeking to succeed fellow Democrat Ralph Northam, who left the Senate to successfully run for lieutenant governor.

The district includes Norfolk, a small section of Virginia Beach and the Eastern Shore.

If Lewis' edge holds, the Senate will be split 20-20 with Northam casting the vote on ties. Republicans have firm control of the House of Delegates.

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Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

The Canadian entered the WWF as a villain and fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania event. The career gave the often-bekilted grappler many chances to show off his bagpipe skills.
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Donald Trump Sues Chef José Andrés Over Hotel Pullout

Trump has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Chef José Andrés and his companies after Andrés announced that he's canceling plans to have a restaurant inside Trump's Old Post Office hotel in downtown D.C.
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Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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