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Charlottesville Removes Statues Of Confederate Leaders

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Charlottesville’s statues of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson were removed within a span of eight hours Saturday — capping a years-long effort by many to rid the city of the monuments. The statue’s removal came more than five years after racial justice activists had renewed a …

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House Voting To Eliminate Three Trump-Era Rules

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House Democrats are preparing to vote to eliminate three Trump-era rules. The lawmakers will use the Congressional Review Act to take aim at rules governing methane regulations, lending practices, and employment discrimination cases. The first Trump-era rule Democrats are looking to eliminate got rid of methane emissions standards for the oil …

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Virginia Governor Northam Signs Probation Reform Bill

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill on Thursday that limits the amount of active incarceration a court can impose over probation violations. Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill joined the governor. “I’ll make sure I’ll be able to deliver and close every bridge I can to help fix the system because …

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Virginia Governor Northam Signs State Voting Rights Act

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today announced he has approved the landmark Voting Rights Act of Virginia. Virginia is the first state in the nation to enact its own version of a voting rights act. The legislation provides comprehensive protections against voter suppression, discrimination, or intimidation. The bill, sponsored by Jennifer McClellan in …

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Virginia Governor Signs Legislation Ending Death Penalty

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed historic legislation abolishing the death penalty in Virginia. Northam scheduled a tour Wednesday of the death chamber at the Greensville Correction Center and signed the landmark legislation outside the facility. This makes Virginia the 23rd state and the first in the South to end …

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