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RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – Virginia’s embattled Democratic governor vowed in an interview on Monday not to resign over revelations that he wore blackface at a 1980s party, as a web of scandals enveloped three top party officials. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, accompanied by his wife Pamela Northam announces he will not resign during a news
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FILE PHOTO – Justin Fairfax, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, drinks before opening the state’s Senate meeting during a session of the General Assembly in Richmond, Virginia, U.S, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jay Paul RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – A draft resolution calling for the impeachment of Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Democrat, has been circulating
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RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam made his first public appearance on Saturday since defying calls a week ago to step down over a racist yearbook photograph, as his potential successor, a fellow Democrat, faced growing pressure over sexual assault allegations. FILE PHOTO: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, accompanied by his wife Pamela Northam
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(Reuters) – A federal judge dismissed a racketeering lawsuit accusing Walmart Inc and six other retailers of extortion by forcing accused shoplifters to take costly “restorative justice” classes or else be reported to the police. FILE PHOTO: Walmart’s logo is seen outside one of the stores in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File
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David Amad, a member of Open Carry Texas, openly carries a firearm in Houston, Texas, U.S., September 24, 2018. Picture taken September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Loren Elliott (Reuters) – A federal appeals court has decided to reconsider its recent decision that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the right to openly carry guns in
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FILE PHOTO – Trade visitors are seen walking over a road crossing covered with Lockheed Martin branding at Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, Britain, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has sued Lockheed Martin Corp, Lockheed Martin Services Inc, and Mission Support Alliance LLC, as well as a Lockheed
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RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – Virginia’s highest-ranking Republican said on Thursday that he had never worn blackface, as the state’s Democratic governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general grappled with career-threatening race or sexual assault scandals. State House Speaker Kirk Cox, who is third in line to be governor, was asked by reporters whether anything in his
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RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday waded into the race and sex scandals engulfing Virginia’s three leading Democrats and suggested the turmoil could improve his Republican Party’s chances in the state. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, accompanied by his wife Pamela Northam announces he will not resign during a news conference in
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(Reuters) – Jury deliberations in the U.S. trial of accused Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman were expected to stretch into a fourth day after jurors asked to review days’ worth of testimony from key prosecution witnesses. FILE PHOTO: Recaptured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted by soldiers at the hangar
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PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – Signs that read “Parkland Strong” and “MSD Strong” still dot the well-manicured Florida town where a young gunman carried out the deadliest U.S. high school shooting on Valentine’s Day in 2018. FILE PHOTO: People attend a candlelight vigil the day after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump told Americans in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that illegal immigration was an urgent national crisis and he vowed to build a border wall as he sought funding for a project rejected by Democrats. “In the past, most of the people in this room voted for
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