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Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe are squaring off in a battle to replace Gov. Robert McDonnell in Richmond.

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McAuliffe vows to amend ethics bills to close loopholes

(Patrick Kane / AP)

Virginia’s governor wants to improve the state’s reputation on governance by toughening ethics rules.

Stone Bridge QB Joe Thompson chooses Charlotte

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Bulldogs junior QB commits to the 49ers following a recent unofficial visit.

Here’s how Virginia’s governor defends his Homeland Security lobbying: Just ‘raising heck’

Gov. Terry McAuliffe downplayed suggestions that he received special treatment, saying he was merely “raising heck” with a slow-moving Department of Homeland Security.

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McAuliffe vetoes six redistricting bills

(Steve Helber / AP)

Calling them unconstitutional, the Virginia governor killed the measures live on the radio.

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe expected to veto about 20 bills

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Two people familiar with his plans say bills related to guns, voting and education are on the chopping block.

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Former Pa. governor Rendell says he wasn’t seeking favors for visa program

(Kate Patterson / For The Washington Post)

He says he complained to top Homeland Security officials because the EB-5 program was ‘a mess.’

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Legislators question role of alcohol agents after U-Va. arrests

(Bryan Beaubrun / AP)

House Democrats are asking to be briefed on the arrest of Martese Johnson.

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U-Va. students’ anger grows as they demand answers about arrest

(J. Lawler Duggan / For The Washington Post)

Students walked out of a meeting held in the wake of a black student’s bloody arrest in Charlottesville.

President Obama jokes about Clinton’s e-mails, Scott Walker and marijuana at Gridiron Club dinner

The president made wisecracks about the passage of time to a white-tie crowd of journalists.

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Norfolk Catholic church protests McAuliffe parade participation

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Holy Trinity parish withdraws from St. Patrick’s Day event because of governor’s stands on abortion, gay marriage.