Basketball pioneer, Va. native Earl Lloyd dies at 86

WASHINGTON – Earl Lloyd, who grew up in Alexandria and became the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association when he took the court for the Washington Capitols in 1950, has died. He was 86. ABC7 in Detroit reports that Lloyd died Thursday afternoon at about 1 p.m. Lloyd also won a championship
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Bobbi Kristina Brown remains in coma

Atlanta (CNN)Doctors treating Bobbi Kristina Brown, who remains in a medically induced coma, tried taking her off various medications, according to a source close to her family. They were forced to put her back on the drugs because she started having seizures, the source told CNN on Wednesday. Brown, daughter of the late star Whitney
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FSU’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes scores 30 in final 4:38 of loss to Miami (Video)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Neither Miami’s Jim Larranaga nor Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton — with 56 years of head coaching in college basketball between them — had ever seen anything quite like Florida State freshman guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes’ performance Wednesday night. With the Hurricanes holding an 18-point lead with 4:38 remaining, Rathan-Mayes rattled off 30
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A Preview of the DC Independent Film Festival

When the DC Independent Film Festival launched in 1999, the meaning of “indie” in regard to art was still relatively pure. Sixteen years later, the word is slapped onto anything considered “alternative,” or just plain odd. But DCIFF, which runs through March 1, continues in its quest to showcase the top movies produced by emerging
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Documents show the expensive tastes of Jeb Bush’s low-key wife

In 1999, Columba Bush, the famously private wife of then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, was detained and fined by federal customs officials for misrepresenting the amount of clothing and jewelry she had bought while on a solo five-day shopping spree in Paris.  Read full article @ The Washington Post

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