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For family of Suffolk boy battling a brain tumor, every day is a gift

After seven months of surgeries and treatments, Gideon Thompson had his final round of chemo. "I'm so much more grateful for the small things," his mom said. "Every day had to be special." Story, photos

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This year, many will say "no thanks" to the Black Friday madhouse

Stores will probably still be mobbed, but analysts predict that many people will sit out this year. They point to a growing number of online deals and a longer time span for sales. Full story

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Proposal targets Virginia Beach's TowneBank investments

The proposal by councilmen John Moss and Bob Dyer encourages City Treasurer John Atkinson to remove the city’s investments from TowneBank to increase transparency. Full story

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Ongoing Will Sessoms vote investigation

Virginia Beach SWAT members file suit over suspension

Three SWAT team members accused in a federal lawsuit of gender discrimination have now filed their own suit, alleging that they were wrongfully suspended. Full story

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