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Newport News is a city in Virginia.

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  1. Legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald was born in Newport News in 1917
  2. In 1958, the citizenry of the cities of Warwick and Newport News voted by referendum to consolidate the two cities, choosing to assume the better-known name of Newport News.
  3. The original name of Newport News was New Port Newce, named for a person with the name Newce and the town's place as a new seaport.

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