Virginia

Paul Manafort
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February 15, 2019 - 1:37 pm
By Katelyn Polantz, CNN (CNN) -- Prosecutors on special counsel Robert Mueller's team intend to file a sentencing recommendation in the Paul Manafort case Friday. The prosecutors asked a federal judge in Virginia to schedule a second sentencing hearing "as soon as practicable" for Trump's former...
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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.
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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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A second woman has come forward to say that she was raped by Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax when they attended Duke University in 2000.
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February 08, 2019 - 5:13 pm
By Grace Segers (CBS) -- Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has now been accused of raping a college classmate 18 years ago. Meredith Watson, the second woman to accuse him of sexual assault this week, released a statement Friday afternoon through her lawyer, Nancy Erika Smith. The rape allegedly...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, from left, Lt. Governor-elect Justin Fairfax, Attorney General-elect Mark Herring and Governor-elect Ralph Northam listen as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe addresses a joint meeting of the House and Senate money
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February 07, 2019 - 7:33 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Democrats struggled to find their way out of three interlocking political crises Thursday that could bring down the party's top elected officials and put a Republican in the governor's chair. With Gov. Ralph Northam's career in peril over a racist photo in his 1984...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Virginia Gov.-elect, Lt. Gov Ralph Northam, center, walks down the reviewing stand with Lt. Gov-elect, Justin Fairfax, right, and Attorney General Mark Herring at the Capitol in Richmond, Va.
AP Photo/Steve Helber, File
February 06, 2019 - 9:09 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The political crisis in Virginia spun out of control Wednesday when the state's attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman went public with detailed allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor. With Gov. Ralph Northam's career...
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February 06, 2019 - 12:40 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia sank deeper into political turmoil Wednesday when another top Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was a college student. With Gov. Ralph Northam's career in extreme peril over a racist photo in his 1984 medical...
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Justin Fairfax
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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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February 04, 2019 - 2:12 pm
By Alan Suderman, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam met privately on Monday with top administration officials but gave no public signal he intends to step down amid unrelenting pressure to resign over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page...
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Tara Raigns, of Petersburg, Va., right, reacts to Gov. Ralph Northam's comments during a news conference in the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.
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February 04, 2019 - 6:58 am
(AP) — When Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refused to resign last week, he did so in the shadow of a Capitol built by a founding father and a slave owner, in the former seat of the Confederacy still wrestling with what to do about statues that honor those who fought to preserve slavery. The 35-year-...
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