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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says that he is focused on what he can do to repair the damage from revelations that he wore blackface. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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Virginia first lady Pam Northam is facing criticism after asking Senate pages to imagine being enslaved cotton-pickers during a tour of the Executive Mansion. Alex Edelman/Getty Images hide caption

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax denies the sexual assault allegations made by two women. Fairfax and his accusers have been invited to testify at a hearing before a Virginia General Assembly panel. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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