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Ralph Northam

American physician and politician

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Ralph Northam: American physician and politician
Ralph Shearer Northam is an American politician and physician serving as the 73rd Governor of Virginia since January 13, 2018. A pediatric neurologist by occupation, he was an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1984 to 1992. Northam, a member of the Democratic Party, served as the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018 prior to winning the governorship against Republican nominee Ed Gillespie in the 2017 election.


Trump taunts governors, encourages lockdown protesters [Video]

Trump taunts governors, encourages lockdown protesters

The U.S. coronavirus crisis took a sharp political turn on Friday as President Donald Trump lashed out at four Democratic governors over their handling of the pandemic after having conceded that states..

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Northam admits error in beach visit without mask

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam admitted he "was not prepared" and left his mask in his vehicle on Saturday when he was photographed with well-wishers during a visit to Virginia Beach. (May 26)  
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Projecting normalcy, Trump leaves the White House to go golfing in Virginia

Golf courses in Virginia remained open under Governor Ralph Northam's stay-at-home orders.
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Most of Virginia to begin reopening

Most of Virginia is beginning the first phase of a gradual reopening plan put in place by Gov. Ralph Northam. The governor is allowing some nonessential businesses to reopen Friday in most of the..
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Va. Gov. Northam: Some businesses to reopen May 15

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is extending an executive order mandating that nonessential businesses close for another week, until May 15. After that, he says some businesses, like salons, restaurants..
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Virginia Gov. Northam signs host of gun control bills into law months after Richmond rally

The host of gun control measures Northam signed included increased background checks, limits to handgun purchases and a so-called "red flag" law.
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Virginia Is First Southern State to Ban Conversion Therapy for Minors

Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill prohibiting medical professionals from using the widely discredited practice on minors.
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Gun control legislation advances in Virginia's legislature

Seven of eight gun control measures being pushed by Virginia's Democratic Governor Ralph Northam made it out of a state Senate committee on Monday, moving just one step away from becoming law.
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Virginia declares state of emergency ahead of gun rally

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of a gun-rights rally.  
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Court OK's temporary weapons ban at Virginia Capitol amid fear of violence at gun rally

Gov. Ralph Northam issued the weapons ban, declaring a state of emergency after he says officials received multiple credible threats of violence.
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Warning of 'serious threats' Virginia governor bans weapons at gun-rights rally

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Wednesday said he was temporarily banning all guns and weapons from the area around the Capitol in Richmond ahead of a major gun-rights demonstration set for next..
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Virginia plans emergency gun ban at Capitol ahead of protest: AP

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Wednesday plans to declare a temporary emergency banning all guns and weapons from the area around the Capitol in Richmond ahead of a major gun rights demonstration..
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As Virginia governor vows new gun control push, capitol braces for protests

Backed by Virginia's first Democratic-controlled legislature in over 20 years, Governor Ralph Northam vowed this week to push through new gun-control laws, angering gun-rights advocates who plan to..
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Strip-Searching of 8-Year-Old at Prison Leads Virginia to Halt the Practice

Gov. Ralph Northam suspended the policy after a girl was reportedly strip-searched while trying to visit her father.
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Virginia still has dozens of racist and discriminatory laws on its books, report says

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam vows to nix dozens of racist, discriminatory laws from the state code.  
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After Democratic legislative gains, Virginia governor vows new gun-control push

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's push for new gun control laws after the May massacre of 12 people in Virginia Beach flopped when the Republican-controlled state legislature acquiesced to his call for..
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Kentucky and Virginia Democrats Push New Agendas After Election

Andy Beshear, who leads in the Kentucky governor’s race, vowed to increase funding for public education and health care, while Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia said he would push for gun control...
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This is Face the Nation, Feb. 10

This week on “Face the Nation,” a preview Gayle King’s interview with Gov. Ralph Northam. Moderator Margaret Brennan talks with Virginia Reps. Jennifer Wexton and Don Beyer, Rep. Mark Meadows and..
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Rep. Don Beyer says Northam has "sacrificed so much of his credibility"

Rep. Don Beyer, D-Virginia, tells Margaret Brennan that both Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax should step down.
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A blackface scandal rocked Virginia. Now, Democrats may still win full control of government

After Ralph Northam's blackface scandal and Justin Fairfax's sexual assault allegations, Virginia Democrats were in chaos. Now they may win the state.
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refuses to resign over blackface controversy

Viginia Governor Ralph Northam is refusing to resign over an offensive yearbook photo and his subsequent comments about blackface. This comes as Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, who is next in line..
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How Virgnia's blackface scandal could lead to state's first all-black ticket in a century

Virginia's governor, Democrat Ralph Northam, told CBS earlier this month that he's "not going anywhere" after admitting he once donned blackface in the 1980s. Richmond Times-Dispatch political..
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Virginia Governor puts state on path to 100% carbon-free power by 2050

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed an executive order on Tuesday with a goal of producing all of the state's electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050 in an effort to reduce the commonwealth's..
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Virginia lawmakers to debate new gun laws

Gov. Ralph Northam ordered lawmakers to return to the Capitol​ and called for passage of a wide range of gun-control measures
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Northam announces special session on gun control

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced that he'll recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in the coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation to prevent killings, like Friday's mass..
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Virginia governor Ralph Northam asks for 'votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers'

Virginia governor Ralph Northam is asking for votes and laws on gun control after 12 people were killed during a shooting in Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam urges action on "common sense" gun reform

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced plans to call state legislators back to the capital to consider new legislation to address gun violence in the wake of a workplace shooting in Virginia Beach...
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Virginia governor seeks new gun controls after deadly office shooting

Virginia's Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, on Tuesday called on the state's Republican-controlled legislature to reconvene in a special session to consider new gun control laws following a massacre..
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Virginia governor calls for special session on gun control after Virginia Beach shootings

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam calls for a special legislative session to 'address gun violence,' four days after deadly rampage in Virginia Beach.
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Northam to recall legislators to consider new gun legislation

Northam is scheduled to share more about his plans Tuesday morning in Richmond
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Virginia Beach mayor chokes up over city's 'darkest hour'

Mayor Bobby Dyer and Governor Ralph Northam express their heartache over the mass shooting in Virginia Beach.
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"Today is Virginia Beach's darkest hour": Officials give update on deadly shooting

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer and Virginia Beach police chief James Cervera gave an update late Friday night after a deadly shooting that left 12 dead plus the gunman.
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