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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.


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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2/10: Gayle King, Jennifer Wexton, Don Beyer

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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Ralph Northam addresses controversial abortion comments

Northam has been under fire for his description of late-term abortions
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Probe into Ralph Northam's yearbook photo deemed inconclusive

Lawyers who investigated how a racist photo appeared on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook page say he initially apologized to for being in the picture out of an abundance of..
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Probe inconclusive on gov.’s racist yearbook pic

An investigation ordered up by a Virginia medical school failed to determine whether Gov. Ralph Northam is in a 1984 yearbook photo of a man in blackface next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan hood. (May..
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Virginia governor's role in blackface yearbook photo unclear, school says

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's former medical school was unable to determine his role in a racist photograph that appeared on his 1984 yearbook page, according to a report released on Wednesday..
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Investigation Into Blackface Photo on Gov. Ralph Northam’s Yearbook Page Is Inconclusive

An inquiry into a racist photograph on the medical school yearbook page of the Virginia governor could not determine whether he himself appeared in the image.
NYTimes.com - Published

EVMS announces outcome of investigation into Northam racist photo - live updates

The photo in question showed one person in blackface and another in KKK regalia
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Report due today on blackface yearbook scandal surrounding Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam

The law firm handling an investigation into Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page that included a blackface photo reveals its findings today.
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Northam meets leaders of Martin Luther King Jr.’s group

Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has refused to step down amid controversy. He met with Charles Steele, president of the SCLC and a board member who was a friend of MLK, Bernard LaFayette
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Northam to skip commencements after racist photo controversy

A Northam spokesperson confirmed to CBS News that Northam would not be attending or delivering any speeches this spring
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Justin Fairfax accuser Vanessa Tyson describes alleged sex assault: "I couldn't feel my neck"

Vanessa Tyson is one of two women who accuse Virginia's lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, of sexual assault. The women stepped forward with their allegations in February when some lawmakers were..
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Virginia's first lady handed cotton to African-American students during tour, complaint says

Ralph Northam's wife is facing criticism after giving multiple African-American students cotton during a governor's mansion tour.
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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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Blackface, KKK hoods and mock lynchings: Review of 900 yearbooks finds blatant racism

In one of the most extensive searches of college yearbooks ever, we found blackface and Ku Klux Klan photos like Ralph Northam's far beyond Virginia.
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Plurality of Virginians say Northam should stay in office

A new University of Virginia Center for Politics/Ipsos poll ​finds 43 percent of Virginians say the governor should stay in office, despite controversy he's faced in recent weeks
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Virginia middle schoolers reflect on blackface and racism

Scandals at the highest levels of Virginia's government are forcing some of the state's younger residents to have difficult conversations about race. After a racist photo was discovered on Gov. Ralph..
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Colleges examine their own history with race amid Virginia governor blackface scandal

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has been under fire after a racist photo from his medical school yearbook page surfaced. The scandal has prompted schools across the country to flip through their own..
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Colleges launch yearbook audits amid Virginia governor scandal

In the wake of Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook controversy, several universities are now confronting racist imagery
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Northam resists calls to resign over blackface scandal

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is resisting calls to resign over a controversy involving racist yearbook photos and admissions of wearing blackface. Eugene Scott, Washington Post reporter, Joel Payne,..
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Is blackface a prevalent issue on college campuses?

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam continues to face backlash over racist yearbook photos. The controversy is now raising the question of whether blackface is becoming more commonplace on college campuses...
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Ralph Northam says he was born into "white privilege"

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has made few public appearances since a racist photo from his medical school yearbook surfaced. In an interview with Gayle King, he sais he's become more aware of racial..
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Virginians split on support for Northam amid racist photo scandal

Virginians remain split on whether Gov. Ralph Northam should resign because of a racist picture that appeared on his medical school yearbook page. A Washington Post poll found 47 percent want him to..
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Virginia Governor says he will not resign

Embattled Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam tells CBS This Morning that he will not resign after a blackface photo emerged in his medical school yearbook. (Feb. 11)
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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam says "I'm not going anywhere"

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refuses to resign despite growing backlash over a picture on his medical school yearbook page featuring a man wearing blackface and another person in a Ku Klux Klan outfit...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam slammed for referring to 'first indentured servants from Africa' instead of slaves

"Well, it has been a difficult week," Northam said at the start of his interview with CBS' Gayle King.
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Gov. Ralph Northam says he can take Virginia to the "next level" amid controversy

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam insists he will not resign over a racist 1984 yearbook photo. In his only TV interview, the Democrat tells “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King he'll do everything he..
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Virginia governor says he "overreacted" with initial apology for racist photo

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he's "not going anywhere" in spite of a racist photo printed in his medical school yearbook. The Democratic lawmaker admitted to “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle..
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Eye Opener: Embattled Virginia governor stands his ground

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam talks to “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King in his only TV interview since his controversial yearbook page resurfaced. Also, we're five days away from another..
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Ralph Northam said racist photo controversy happened for "a reason"

"I know in my heart who I am and I know what I can do and Virginia," Northam told CBS
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AP Top Stories February 10 P

Here are the top stories for Sunday, February 10: Sen. Amy Klobuchar announces a presidential bid; Va. Gov. Ralph Northam 'not going anywhere'; SKorea to pay more to US military; Snowball fight draws..
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Virginia Democrats reiterate calls for Northam, Fairfax to resign

Virginia's Don Beyer and Jennifer Wexton stand by their calls for their fellow Democrats to step down
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Northam says he thought about resigning

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he thought about resigning in the days after a racist yearbook photo surfaced. (Feb. 10)
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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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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..
CBS News - Published

Northam vows to stay in office: "I'm not going anywhere"

In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, Virginia's Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam says he will not resign amid the controversy over his racist yearbook photo. "I have thought about..
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"I'm not going anywhere": Northam vows to remain in office despite calls to resign

"Virginia needs someone that can heal. There's no better person to do that than a doctor," said Northam
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'A horrific week for Virginia': Gov. Ralph Northam takes on blackface scandal in first interview

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam sidestepped calls for his resignation, instead saying in his first interview since he admitted to wearing blackface that he would spend his term in office focused on mending..
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Calls grow for Virginia leaders to resign

Justin Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia, is facing a new allegation of sexual assault, and calls for his resignation are mounting. Meanwhile, Governor Ralph Northam is refusing to step down..
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Northam says he plans to address racial equality

Northam told the Washington Post it has been "a horrific week for Virginia"
CBS News - Published

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