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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam places hand over his heart at a funeral for a state trooper Saturday in Chilhowie, Va., during one of his first public appearances since the blackface scandal broke. Steve Helber/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Virginia State Leaders Hold On Tight To Office After More Than A Week Of Turmoil

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Chef Ari Coleman calls the news that two top Virginia politicians have dressed in blackface "not acceptable" and "ridiculous." Mallory Noe-Payne/WVTF hide caption

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'Racism ... Just Gets A New Face': Virginians React To Leadership Controversies

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A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stands at the center of Lee Circle along Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. The commonwealth of Virginia has a complicated racial history that underpins many of today's political controversies. Salwan Georges/Getty Images hide caption

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Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, D-Va., has not called for embattled Gov. Ralph Northam to resign. Should Northam step aside, Fairfax would become Virginia's second black governor. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Eyes On Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax As Gov. Northam Resists Calls To Resign

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, accompanied by his wife, Pam, speaks during a news conference on Saturday. Northam has resisted widespread calls for his resignation. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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More Democrats Press Va. Gov. Ralph Northam To Resign

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, pictured preparing to address a news conference on Thursday, issued an apology for a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Calls For Resignation As Va. Governor Apologizes for Racist Image In 1984 Yearbook

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A snow plow moves on a snowy Durham, N.C., street on Sunday. Weather Prediction Center forecaster David Roth told NPR this could be a "historic storm" for southwest Virginia and western North Carolina. Jonathan Drew/AP hide caption

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James Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty of killing Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Va., last year. Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail /AP hide caption

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Last week J.D. Kleopfer, a state herpetologist, announced the death of a two-headed copperhead snake in Northern Virginia on social media. He said it was a discovery that few of his colleagues have seen. J.D. Kleopfer/Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries hide caption

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Tronc's agreement to voluntarily recognize the union at The Virginian-Pilot and the Daily Press came just 10 days after the Tidewater Media Guild formally asked the company to do so. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters hide caption

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Justin Filipowski (left) and Peter Curtis, dressed in 18th-century post-Colonial costume, harvest hemp at Mount Vernon, George Washington's historic plantation. It is the first hemp crop harvest on this Founding Father's estate in decades, maybe centuries. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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After Centuries, Hemp Makes A Comeback At George Washington's Home

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A screenshot from a video posted by the City of Lynchburg shows water flowing over Lakeside Drive, which runs atop the College Lake Dam in the Virginia city. City of Lynchburg via Facebook/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Rep. Thomas Garrett, R-Va., denies reports that he and his wife routinely demanded that aides working in his office perform menial tasks for the couple — a practice prohibited by House ethics rules. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Washington, D.C., is competing against its suburbs in Virginia and Maryland for Amazon's second headquarters. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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D.C. Un-United: Amazon's Second HQ Pits City Vs. Its Suburbs

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