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Decades’ worth of rape kits are finally being tested. No one can agree on what to do next.

A story of good intentions — and government blunders.

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Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe to travel country on redistricting effort

(Timothy C. Wright / For the Washington Post)

McAuliffe’s tour is part of a $30 million Democratic effort before the next census.

Terry McAuliffe celebrates his 61st birthday at the Palm

The former governor and friends took over the glass-enclosed dining space at the Palm, basically official Washington's version of Cheers.

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After ‘ruffled feathers,’ Northam says he is back on track with Republicans

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After one week on the job, Virginia’s Democratic governor remains optimistic about working with General Assembly.

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Something special on the pillows for newly sworn in Virginia governor

(Photo by Gov. Ralph Northam / Photo by Gov. Ralph Northam)

Former governor Terry McAuliffe left several pranks for Gov. Ralph Northam (D), part of a longstanding Virginia tradition.

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Fiddlers, native Americans and a champion oyster shucker salute new Va. governor

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Festivities and flyovers celebrate Ralph Northam’s move into the Executive Mansion

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Helicopters and oysters: Richmond prepares for Northam’s inauguration

(Steve Helber / AP)

Ralph Northam will be sworn in at noon as evenly divided legislature calls for unity

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Terry McAuliffe suggests he’d clock Trump if he hovered over him in a debate

(Timothy C. Wright / For the Washington Post)

The potential 2020 presidential contender leaves office as Virginia’s governor on Saturday

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Virginia legislature shuns drama, gets underway with Republican leadership

(Timothy C. Wright / For the Washington Post)

Newly empowered Democrats gain clout; McAuliffe calls for unity in final address

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Va.’s McAuliffe is leaving office as master salesman, but his legacy will take years to play out

(Gregory Schneider / The Washington Post)

From party boy to policy wonk: The Democratic governor won grudging respect from his foes.