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2 months ago

Virginia Governor may testify as witness in murder trial

The defense hopes that Gov. Ralph Northam’s testimony could exonerate Wesley Hadsell, accused of killing his stepdaughter more than three years ago.
2 months ago
Virginia Governor may testify as witness in murder trial
3 months ago

Kim has 'two paths in front of him ... we'll see which one they choose': O'Brien

National security adviser Robert O’Brien is interviewed on "This Week" on the North Korea threat.
3 months ago
Kim has 'two paths in front of him ... we'll see which one they choose': O'Brien
5 months ago

Northam campaigns for Dems months after blackface scandal

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is actively campaigning for Democratic legislative candidates ahead of Election Day
5 months ago
9 months ago

Blackface scandal dampens Virginia governor's fundraising

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is struggling to raise big money in a key election year after a blackface scandal nearly ended his political career
9 months ago
Blackface scandal dampens Virginia governor's fundraising
9 months ago

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax leaves law firm amid allegations

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is resigning from the law firm Morrison & Foerster, where he has been on leave since February amid allegations of sexual assault
9 months ago
Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax leaves law firm amid allegations
1 year ago

Virginia medical school could not 'conclusively determine' whether Northam depicted in racist photo

On Wednesday the Eastern Virginia Medical School released its report into a racist photo that appeared on the yearbook page of Governor Ralph Northam.
1 year ago
VA med school could not 'conclusively determine' whether Northam in racist photo
1 year ago

VA med school releases Northam yearbook report

On Wednesday the Eastern Virginia Medical School released its report into a racist photo that appeared on the yearbook page of Governor Ralph Northam.
1 year ago
VA med school releases Northam yearbook report
1 year ago

Virginia lt. governor denies sexual assault allegations

Embattled Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax described the allegations as "hurtful" and "not true."
1 year ago
Virginia lt. governor denies sexual assault allegations
1 year ago

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax speaks out on sex assault allegations, requests investigations

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has called for investigations into sex assault claims.
1 year ago
Virginia lt. gov. responds to sex assault allegations; wants investigations
1 year ago

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax's office says 2 polygraph exams support his denials of sex assault allegations by two women

Polygraphs were given by the same expert who tested Christine Blasey Ford.
1 year ago
Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax says 2 polygraphs say he's truthful on sex assault denials
1 year ago

Accuser still wants Virginia lieutenant governor to resign

The first of two women to accuse Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault says she still wants him to resign
1 year ago
1 year ago

Meet the black farmer who has helped advise Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on race

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who was under fire for a racist yearbook photo, has met with a prominent voice for black farmers. Here's what that farmer has to say.
1 year ago
Meet the black farmer who has helped advise Virginia's embattled governor on race
1 year ago

Virginia first lady Pam Northam allegedly gave black kids raw cotton during mansion tour

"I regret that I have upset anyone," Pam Northam said in a statement Wednesday.
1 year ago
Virginia first lady allegedly gave black kids cotton during tour
1 year ago

Virginia's first lady, Pam Northam, under fire

Northam apologized on Wednesday after she allegedly gave out raw cotton during a tour of the governor's mansion and asked black children to imagine being slaves who were forced to pick cotton.
1 year ago
Virginia's first lady, Pam Northam, under fire
1 year ago

Virginia first lady under fire for giving black kids cotton

"I regret that I have upset anyone," Pam Northam said in a statement Wednesday.
1 year ago
Virginia first lady under fire for giving black kids cotton
1 year ago

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax compares calls for his resignation to 'terror lynchings'

The embattled leader spoke unexpectedly on the Virginia Senate floor on Sunday.
1 year ago
Virginia lieutenant governor compares calls for his resignation to 'terror lynchings'
1 year ago

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax compares calls for his resignation to 'terror lynchings'

In the past month, two women have accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting them in the early 2000s.
1 year ago
Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax compares calls for his resignation to 'terror lynchings'
1 year ago

Virginia official accuser demands a public hearing

Meredith Watson, who claimed Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her in college, is now demanding a public hearing and accusing the Virginia General Assembly of inaction.
1 year ago
Virginia official accuser demands a public hearing
1 year ago

One of the women at center of Virginia sexual assault allegations also accuses former NBA star Corey Maggette of rape

The same woman who has accused Va. Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault says former N.B.A. player Corey Maggette raped her during her sophomore year at Duke.
1 year ago
Woman claims ex-NBA star raped her during her sophomore year at Duke
1 year ago

Embattled VA gov. to hold 'listening tour' across state to discuss race

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has no plans to resign. Meanwhile, impeachment hearings for Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax have been put on hold for now.
1 year ago
Embattled VA gov. to hold 'listening tour' across state to discuss race
1 year ago
Virginia Lt. governor calls on FBI to investigate sexual assault claims
1 year ago

Embattled VA gov. and Lt. gov. discuss scandals and allegations in new interviews

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam breaks silence saying "I'm not going anywhere"; Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax faces possible impeachment after sexual assault claims.
1 year ago
Embattled VA gov. and Lt. gov. discuss scandals and allegations in new interviews
1 year ago

Embattled Virginia governor breaks his silence

Gov. Ralph Northam, who is refusing calls to resign, spoke out about the political chaos that has gripped his state and about his own future.
1 year ago
Embattled Virginia governor breaks his silence
1 year ago

Virginia's highest ranking officials refuse to resign

Governor Ralph Northam is stirring up controversy after calling slaves "indentured servants" during a "racial reconciliation tour." ABC News' Mona Kosar Abdi reports.
1 year ago
Virginia's highest ranking officials refuse to resign
1 year ago

Tense standoff as Virginia citizens call for governor's resignation

Governor Ralph Northam will not step down from being the governor after a racist image in his medical school yearbook surfaced.
1 year ago
Tense standoff as Virginia citizens call for governor's resignation
1 year ago

Virginia governor makes first public appearance since blackface scandal

Gov. Ralph Northam resists calls for him to resign as his lieutenant governor faces two accusations of sexual assault.
1 year ago
Virginia governor makes first public appearance since blackface scandal
1 year ago

Political crises sweep the state of Virginia

Fighting calls to resign, VA Gov. Ralph Northam emerges from seclusion to attend a state trooper's funeral service; VA Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax faces second sexual assault accusation.
1 year ago
Political crises sweep the state of Virginia
1 year ago

Virginia blackface scandals a reminder of racist practice and its traumatic effect on African-Americans

The blackface scandals in Virginia highlight the history of the racist practice.
1 year ago
Blackface scandals a reminder of racist practice and its effect on African-Americans
1 year ago

2nd woman accuses Virginia lieutenant governor of sexual assault

Lawmakers are calling on Justin Fairfax to resign, and threatened to introduce articles for impeachment.
1 year ago
2nd woman accuses Virginia lieutenant governor of sexual assault
1 year ago

2nd woman accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, as calls for his resignation grow

Meredith Watson claims that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax raped her while the two were students at Duke University in 2000.
1 year ago
2nd woman accuses Va. politician of sexual assault, as calls for his resignation grow
1 year ago

Second woman accuser comes forward against VA Lt. Governor

Meredith Watson claims that Justin Fairfax raped her while the two were students at Duke University in 2000. Fairfax denies the latest allegation and says he will not resign.
1 year ago
Second woman accuser comes forward against VA Lt. Governor
1 year ago

2020 Democrats call for investigation as allegations against Fairfax rock Virginia

Democratic contenders for the party's presidential nomination are responding cautiously to allegations of sexual assault against Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.
1 year ago
2020 Democrats call for investigation as allegations against Fairfax rock Virginia
1 year ago

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam came close to announcing his resignation before changing mind amid yearbook scandal: Sources

Virginia Gov.Ralph Northam considered resigning amid a scandal over a photo on his medical school yearbook page before changing his mind Saturday, sources say.
1 year ago
Va. governor mulled resignation before changing mind amid yearbook scandal: Sources
1 year ago

Political chaos in Virginia as 4th top official faces questions

Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment, a Republican, was reportedly managing editor of the 1968 Virginia Military Institute yearbook that featured students in blackface and racial slurs.
1 year ago
Political chaos in Virginia as 4th top official faces questions
1 year ago

More drama unfolds around Virginia governor, attorney general and lieutenant governor

Virginia's lieutenant governor and attorney general face separate controversies amid pressure for Governor Ralph Northam to resign.
1 year ago
More drama unfolds around Virginia governor, attorney general and lieutenant governor
1 year ago

Virginia AG says he wore 'brown makeup' in college

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is not resigning, something he called on Gov. Ralph Northam to do after Northam admitted he once dressed in blackface.
1 year ago
Virginia AG says he wore 'brown makeup' in college
1 year ago

VA governor, Liam Neeson controversies reignite discussions about racism today

As Black History Month kicks off, conversations about blackface and Neeson revealing a past revenge plan to harm a black man showcase the complexities of a country still grappling with its past.
1 year ago
VA governor, Liam Neeson controversies reignite discussions about racism today
1 year ago

Virginia leadership in turmoil as Attorney General Mark Herring acknowledges wearing 'brown makeup' at a 1980 party

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring both released statements Wednesday addressing the controversies.
1 year ago
Virginia attorney general says he wore 'brown makeup' at college party
1 year ago

Virginia attorney general reveals he wore blackface in 1980s

Democrat Mark Herring apologized after admitting to attending a party dressed as a rapper wearing "brown makeup."
1 year ago
Virginia attorney general reveals he wore blackface in 1980s
1 year ago

Virginia's highest office frozen as Northam weighs next move

Ralph Northam faces outrage over a racist photo in his 1984 school yearbook.
1 year ago
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Uncertainty reigns in Virginia as Northam remains conflicted, Fairfax denies allegation

Virginia remained mired in uncertainty Tuesday as its governor pondered his resignation and the lieutenant governor denied an allegation of sexual misconduct.
1 year ago
Uncertainty in Virginia as Northam remains conflicted, Fairfax denies allegation
1 year ago

Embattled Virginia governor refuses to resign amid yearbook photo scandal

ov. Ralph Northam has no public events scheduled this week following the fallout from a racist yearbook photo coming to light; Lt. Gov. Fairfax pushes back on sexual misconduct accusations.
1 year ago
Embattled Virginia governor refuses to resign amid yearbook photo scandal
1 year ago

Racist photo scandal and Kavanaugh hearing put yearbooks in the spotlight

The Virginia governor is facing calls for his resignation over the photo.
1 year ago
Racist photo scandal and Kavanaugh hearing put yearbooks in the spotlight
1 year ago

Pastor says Virginia governor 'is a good man' who should be forgiven

A Virginia pastor called for public to forgive the governor in the wake of backlash and the White House is furious over the leak of three months of President Trump's schedules.
1 year ago
Pastor says Virginia governor 'is a good man' who should be forgiven
1 year ago

Virginia governor mulls future amid blackface scandal

Democrat Ralph Northam has refused to step down as nearly every politician in the state has called for him to resign.
1 year ago
Virginia governor mulls future amid blackface scandal
1 year ago

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is mulling his future amid calls for his resignation

The democratic governor met with his top staff on Monday as he continues to ponder his political future.
1 year ago
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is mulling his future amid calls for his resignation
1 year ago

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam mulls future amid yearbook photo controversy, widespread calls for his resignation

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is mulling his future Monday amid widespread calls for his resignation over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook.
1 year ago
Virginia governor mulls future amid widespread calls for resignation
1 year ago

Gov. Northam refuses to resign over yearbook photos despite bipartisan pressure

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he is not pictured in the racist photo in his yearbook page, but wore blackface while performing as Michael Jackson at a 1980s dance contest.
1 year ago
Gov. Northam refuses to resign over yearbook photos despite bipartisan pressure
1 year ago

NAACP president: I don't see how Northam can survive racist yearbook photo fallout

Derrick Johnson, the president of the NAACP, and former Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. spoke on "This Week" about the racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page.
1 year ago
I don't see how governor can survive racist yearbook photo fallout: NAACP president
1 year ago

Virginia governor faces calls for resignation

Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam is defying calls to resign after a photo depicting two men, one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and another in blackface, emerged in a yearbook page with his name on it.
1 year ago
Va. governor faces calls for resignation