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The race for Virginia governor

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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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Maryland, Virginia and D.C. reach agreement on new Metro safety commission

(Pete Marovich / For The Washington Post)

The panel would have tough oversight authority, but could keep its work confidential.

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McAuliffe lawyer: Virginia governor did nothing wrong.

(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

Federal authorities are investigating potential violations of a statute dealing with foreign lobbying.

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

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McAuliffe in ‘shock’ over FBI investigation of campaign money, personal finances

The governor said his donations were “fully vetted” by his legal team.

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In Virginia, felon voting rights mean simpler path to gun ownership

(Mark Gormus / Associated Press)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) says shortening the process for felons to own guns was not his intention.

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Virginia Democrats lose lawsuit over voter ID

(Michael Reynolds / EPA)

The party is considering an appeal that would be decided before the presidential election.

Meet the new members of the MWAA board

A former county board member and an attorney are the latest appointees to the 17-member board.

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Trump to Cuccinelli: ‘We want you on the team’

(Steve Helber / AP)

Trump woos Ken Cuccinelli, but the conservative hero has doubts.

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Does math make sense in picking transportation projects?

(Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

Virginia says yes. Maryland is not so sure.

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McAuliffe’s short-lived Supreme Court pick starts new career as mediator

(Steve Helber / AP)

Jane Marum Roush, subject of bitter Richmond dispute, will help litigants resolve theirs.