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Gone Girl: Best film of the year…so far

  by Briana Stanley “Gone Girl” is art and entertainment, a thriller and an issue, and a spookily assured audience picture. It is also a film that shifts emphasis and perspective so many times that you may feel as though you’re watching five short movies laced together, each transforming into the next. At first, “Gone [...]

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Rally protests another term for Burkina Faso prez

  OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Police used tear gas on Tuesday to disperse an opposition protest in Burkina Faso’s capital, as tensions increase ahead of a vote this week on whether the country’s longtime president can seek another term. Thousands of people who say President Blaise Compaore has been in power long enough rallied [...]

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Governors stress home quarantine for Ebola workers

  NEW YORK (AP) — State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states’ governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation’s top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from aiding disease-ravaged countries. The [...]

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Inside Spartan Sports Returns Nov. 1

  NORFOLK, Va. - The Norfolk State football team has a bye this week, and so does Inside Spartan Sports. NSU’s one-hour news and information radio show on Star 1310 AM will not air this week (Oct. 25), but will return in its normal 11 a.m. to noon time slot next Saturday, Nov. 1.  Originally published [...]

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Italian court to rule on Dolce & Gabbana tax case

MILAN (AP) — An Italian prosecutor has demanded that Italy’s high court uphold a tax evasion conviction against Milan designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The high Court of Cassation in Rome is expected to issue its decision Friday in the highly publicized case that led the designers, mainstays of the fashion scene, to shut down their [...]

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Senator Warner discusses college affordability, easing student debt burden

  An editorial by Sen. Mark Warner My story may be much like yours: I was the first in my family to graduate from college. I was able to pay for my degree by working part time and taking on student debt. And after finishing my education, I tried to start a business but failed [...]

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Judge finalizes divorce of Heidi Klum and Seal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model Heidi Klum and Grammy-winning singer Seal are officially divorced. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas finalized the pair’s divorce judgment on Tuesday. They were married for nearly seven years before seeking a split. Klum filed for divorce in April 2012, roughly two months after the pair announced their separation. [...]

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Truth campaign outs celebrity tobacco users

  By Richelle Hammiel “Unpaid Tobacco Spokesperson” is a message that flashes across television screens and this message has generated the attention of fans, celebrities and lawyers. The Truth Campaign, active enforcers of change, has compiled numerous photos as well as facts to stop the use of tobacco, especially in teens. The photos were made [...]

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Student record label hits campus

    by Chantelle Polite Entertainment Alliance is a student run record label on Norfolk State’s campus. The organization gives students the opportunity to showcase their talents musically by holding different musical events. Entertainment Alliance also houses students from other universities in the Hampton Roads area to join their record label. “The purpose of the [...]

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“Black-ish” a hit for ABC

    By Sherese Stringfield ABC has announced its fall lineup and its latest offering, “Blackish”, has already gained rave reviews. Premiering on September 24, the show debuted at its 9:30 p.m. timeslot with strong ratings. According to Nielsen the show was viewed by over 11 million viewers, beating out ABC favorites “Modern Family” and [...]

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Ervin, White Lift Spartans to 21-13 Battle of the Bay Win at Hampton

  HAMPTON, Va. – Terrance Ervin passed for a career-high 335 yards and three touchdowns to help Norfolk State snap a two-game losing streak to Hampton with a 21-13 victory in the annual Battle of the Bay on Saturday afternoon at Armstrong Stadium. Ervin threw two touchdown passes to Isaac White and one to Keith Johnson. White registered career highs of [...]

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