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Cheat Sheet: April 10, 2013

Williamsburg museum's Michelangelo exhibit breaks record

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary broke a new attendance record during its Michelangelo exhibit. Since its start at the beginning of February, about 25,000 visitors have visited the exhibit. The showcase features 25 drawings by the artist and ends on Sunday, April 14. (Source)

Senators: Bipartisan deal reached on expanding gun background checks

Now background checks will be required for a variety of gun sales, including commercial sales at gun shows, online or any sale affiliated with paid advertising. A group of bipartisan senators voted on the deal Wednesday, after mention of the Sandy Hook shooting that took place earlier this year. The new deal will be more restrictive compared to the previous law, which only required a background check if the gun sale was through a private, licensed dealer. (Source)

Council approves downtown hotel

A new, multi-million dollar hotel will soon be making its way into the downtown Norfolk area. The project which was voted 7 to 1 Tuesday by the Norfolk City Council will now move forward, with plans that include a total construction cost of $126 million and an addition of up to 500 jobs for the area. The luxury hotel will feature a 600-space parking garage with 300 rooms and a large conference center, a venue council members say the Norfolk area has needed for some time. According to the members, Norfolk has been passed over for conferences due to a lack of venue availability. (Source)

Barack Obama unveils $3.77tn budget plan

President Barack Obama announced a new plan that would create $700 billion in revenue after cutting the cost of healthcare and cutting back pensions. The budget plans to reduce the U.S. deficit by $1.8 trillion over 10 years, a total reduction of about $4.3 trillion. Obama's plan aims to cut $400 billion in government health spending and $130 billion in Social Security. (Source)

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