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Chuck Hagel to step down as defense chief under pressure

9:30 am - Officials described Obama’s decision to remove Hagel as a recognition that the threat from the Islamic State would require different skills than those that Hagel was brought on to employ.  Full story

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Recipe for judgeship: Transparency, backbone, moxie

On Dec. 1, Earle Mobley, who has served as Portsmouth's commonwealth's attorney for 12 years, will be sworn in as the city's newest Juvenile and Domestic Relations District judge. Full story

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Norfolk nonprofit STOP says it's off to a fresh start

The board of the Southeastern Tidewater Opportunity Project has worked to overcome bad news and controversy. Now, its officials talk candidly about what they've done to move forward. Full story

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Whatever happened to...the Va. Beach wilderness hiker?

Bob Liberman, who made headlines three times for his trips to remote places, is still hiking and climbing at 66. He's taken about 220 trips in his lifetime. Full story

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