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Killer of Heather Heyer pleads guilty to hate crimes tied to Virginia riot

Mar 27 2019

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Self-described neo-Nazi James Fields, who was convicted of killing Heather Heyer by ramming his car into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in a Virginia college town in 2017, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in his federal hate crimes case. | Video

Virginia political crisis in stalemate after impeachment threat

Feb 12 2019

RICHMOND, Va. The chaos that has swirled around the Virginia statehouse for more than a week showed no signs of waning on Tuesday, one day after a lawmaker backed down from his threat to seek the impeachment of one of three top-ranked Democrats engulfed in scandal.

Virginia Democrats hold fire on impeachment of lieutenant governor

Feb 11 2019

RICHMOND, Va. Virginia Democrats pressured Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax to resign on Monday over accusations of sexual assault, which he denies, but held off on pursuing impeachment, with the Republican speaker of the state House urging restraint. | Video

Virginia Democrats float impeachment against lieutenant governor

Feb 11 2019

RICHMOND, Va., Feb 11 A draft resolution calling for the impeachment of Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Democrat, has been circulating among Virginia Democrats over allegations of sexual assault, and might be introduced as soon as Monday.

Virginia official accused of rape will have to resign if allegations are true: governor

Feb 10 2019

RICHMOND, Va. Virginia's embattled governor insisted he would not resign over a racist yearbook photo, but said the state's lieutenant governor would have to step aside if sexual assault allegations against him were found to be true. | Video

Virginia governor appears at funeral as pressure grows on his No. 2

Feb 09 2019

RICHMOND, Va. 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, resisted growing pressure to quit over sexual assault allegations.

Trump stokes Democrats' Virginia turmoil as scandal snares Republican

Feb 07 2019

RICHMOND, Va. A firestorm of scandals embroiling Virginia's governor and two fellow Democrats at the top of the state's executive branch spread to the Republican leader of the state Senate on Thursday as U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in to stoke the political crisis. | Video

Trump stokes Democrats' Virginia turmoil as scandal snares Republican

Feb 07 2019

RICHMOND, Va. A firestorm of scandals embroiling Virginia's governor and two fellow Democrats at the top of the state's executive branch spread to the Republican leader of the state Senate on Thursday as U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in to stoke the political crisis. | Video

Top Virginia Democrats imperiled by blackface, sex assault scandals

Feb 06 2019

RICHMOND, Va. The political crisis in Virginia deepened on Wednesday when the attorney general admitted to wearing blackface in the 1980s at a college party, becoming the state's third high-ranking Democrat caught up in scandal. | Video

Virginia lawmakers focus on budget as embattled governor hunkers down

Feb 06 2019

RICHMOND, Va., Feb 6 Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, facing nearly universal calls from fellow Democrats for his resignation over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, stayed hunkered down in the state capital while lawmakers pressed ahead with efforts to pass a budget.

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