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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks outside the Supreme Court in Washington in April. Federal prosecutors say they are dropping corruption charges against McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned their corruption convictions. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia with his son Bobby (right) on Thursday in Richmond, Va. McDonnell was found guilty on 11 of 14 charges related to taking gifts from a businessman in exchange for political favors. His wife, Maureen, was found guilty on nine of 14 charges. Alex Wong/Getty hide caption

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When Slavery Overshadows Confederate History

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