Ralph Northam

Demonstrators are seen during a pro-gun rally, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Richmond, Va.
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AP News
January 20, 2020 - 12:39 pm
Thousands of gun-rights activists — some brandishing their military-style rifles — crowded the streets surrounding Virginia's Capitol building Monday to protest plans by the state's Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation.
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Democratic supporters cheer at their party in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. All seats in the Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate are up for election.
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AP News
November 06, 2019 - 9:49 am
Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump.
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Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau makes a statement in regards to a photo coming to light of himself from 2001, wearing "brownface," during a scrum on his campaign plane in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.
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AP News
September 19, 2019 - 9:05 am
Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday following publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and begged Canadians to forgive him.
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey
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AP News
August 30, 2019 - 9:30 am
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologized for wearing blackface decades ago, becoming the latest politician to face scrutiny over racially insensitive photos from their university days.
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam attends a vigil held to honor the lives lost in a mass shooting.
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June 03, 2019 - 11:28 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wasted little time getting to Virginia Beach after a gunman killed a dozen people in a city office building, the first major test of his leadership since a blackface scandal almost forced him from office four months ago. The governor, who is...
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Gov. Ralph Northam
Steve Helber/AP, file
May 22, 2019 - 2:24 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A months-long investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the picture published in...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam talks during an interview at the Governor's Mansion, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in Richmond, Va.
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February 11, 2019 - 8:29 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on scandals involving Virginia's Democratic leaders (all times local): 10:25 a.m. A group of black clergy and community leaders is asking for a moratorium on the widespread calls for Virginia's governor and attorney general to resign over their admissions they wore...
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Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax welcomes visitors to the gallery at the opening of the senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.
Steve Helber/AP Photo
February 09, 2019 - 12:37 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor has urged authorities to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him, but hasn't heeded calls to resign and it is unclear what comes next for the once-rising star of the state Democratic Party. Two women have made allegations...
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blackface
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February 07, 2019 - 10:51 am
By Harmeet Kaur, CNN (CNN) -- It's been nearly 200 years since white performers first started painting their faces black to mock enslaved Africans in minstrel shows across the United States. It was racist and offensive then, and still is today. The latest controversy to erupt over blackface is a...
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Justin Fairfax
Steve Helber/AP
February 04, 2019 - 7:10 pm
By Dan Merica, CNN (CNN) -- Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said reports that he committed sexual assault are false and he instead described an encounter that was "100% consensual." The allegation was first published on the conservative website Big League Politics on Sunday night...
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