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Richmond, Virginia: Capital of Virginia
Richmond is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Greater Richmond Region. Richmond was incorporated in 1742 and has been an independent city since 1871. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 204,214; in 2019, the population was estimated to be 230,436, making Richmond the fourth-most populous city in Virginia. The Richmond Metropolitan Area has a population of 1,260,029, the third-most populous metro in the state.

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Richmond Mayor Orders Emergency Removal of Confederate Statues [Video]

Richmond Mayor Orders Emergency Removal of Confederate Statues

The Democratic mayor of Richmond, Virginia, Levar Stoney, has invoked his emergency powers to remove multiple Confederate statues in the city.

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Stonewall Jackson statue removed in Richmond [Video]

Stonewall Jackson statue removed in Richmond

Crews removed a statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson with a crane and ropes on Wednesday in Richmond, Virginia, the same day a state law went into effect authorizing cities to remove..

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Richmond mayor says police chief has resigned [Video]

Richmond mayor says police chief has resigned

Richmond, Virginia, Mayor Levar Stoney announced on Tuesday that the city's police chief had resigned after weeks of protests in the city and across the country over the death of George Floyd.

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Boston removes decapitated Columbus statue [Video]

Boston removes decapitated Columbus statue

Activists across the U.S. have targeted public monuments they say glorify white supremacy, using both legal and illegal means to take the symbols down. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA [Video]

Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA

CONTAINS PROFANITY. Protesters in Richmond, Virginia tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Tuesday and dragged it along the ground before dumping it in a lake.

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Virginia to Remove Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee [Video]

Virginia to Remove Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee

Plans to remove the monument in the city of Richmond will be revealed Thursday by Governor Ralph Northam.

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Virginia Governor To Remove Statue Of Civil War General Robert E. Lee [Video]

Virginia Governor To Remove Statue Of Civil War General Robert E. Lee

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam responded to widespread protests decrying racism. This is after the death of George Floyd, a black man in police custody in Minneapolis. He ordered on Thursday the..

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Northam orders removal of Robert E. Lee statue [Video]

Northam orders removal of Robert E. Lee statue

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Thursday ordered the removal of the iconic statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, saying that statue was "wrong then and is wrong now."

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Spectacular implosion as Dominion Energy tower demolished in Virginia [Video]

Spectacular implosion as Dominion Energy tower demolished in Virginia

A 21-storey building in downtown Richmond, Virginia, was demolished in a spectacular implosion. The former Dominion Energy office tower came down in just 20 seconds. The tower, completed in 1978,..

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Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the removal of the Stonewall Jackson statue and other Confederate memorials along Monument Avenue
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Confederate statue removed in Richmond amid cheers

A massive statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson was removed from Richmond, Virginia's famed Monument Avenue amid cheers Wednesday afternoon, hours after the city's mayor gave the order to take down all..
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Arthur Ashe Statue in Virginia Vandalized With ‘White Lives Matter’

The statue of Mr. Ashe, a Richmond native, was defaced with “WLM” and “White Lives Matter.” The letters “BLM,” for Black Lives Matter, were spray-painted over the initial graffiti.
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A statue of Arthur Ashe was spray painted with the words "White Lives Matter" and "WLM" on Wednesday in Richmond, Virginia.
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Richmond protesters pull down third Confederate statue

Demonstrators in Richmond tore down another Confederate statue Tuesday night, news outlets reported. It honored a Civil War artillery unit. Protesters have torn two other confederate statues and one of..
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Protesters topple another Confederate statue in Virginia state capital

Protesters toppled a statue of the president of the Confederacy in the Virginia state capital of Richmond late on Wednesday, the latest U.S. monument to be torn down during nationwide demonstrations..
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Christopher Columbus Statues in Boston and Virginia Are Damaged

The incidents, in Boston’s North End and Richmond, Va., came as protesters angered by the death of George Floyd have targeted monuments that they see as symbols of white supremacy.
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U.S. protesters topple Columbus statue and throw it in a lake

Anti-racism protesters in Virginia tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Tuesday night in Byrd park in Richmond, then draped it in a burning flag and dumped it in a lake, images of the incident..
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Richmond Columbus statue toppled & thrown in lake

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Richmond, Virginia was torn down by demonstrators, set on fire and then thrown into a lake. Protesters spoke of the struggles of Native Americans, saying they began..
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Virginia judge blocks governor's demand to pull down Confederate statue

A judge in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday issued a 10-day injunction against Governor Ralph Northam's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the city, according to the..
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Virginia judge blocks Gov. Ralph Northam's order to take down Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond for 10 days

A spokeswoman for Gov. Ralph Northam said a judge's temporary injunction does not hinder his authority to remove 'this divisive symbol' from Richmond.
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Man Who Drove Into Protesters Said He Was a K.K.K. Leader, Prosecutors Say

Harry H. Rogers drove into a group of demonstrators near Richmond, Va., on Sunday, the authorities said. The county prosecutor called him “an admitted leader of the Ku Klux Klan.”
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Richmond is taking down Confederate statues. Is this the end for other Confederate memorials?

Gov. Ralph Northam said the statue of Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond would be removed. What about other Confederate monuments?
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Virginia governor banishes statue of Civil War General Lee

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, responding to widespread protests decrying racism after the death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, ordered on Thursday the removal of a statue of..
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Virginia governor Northam orders removal of iconic Robert Lee statue

Virginia's governor says a towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee will be removed as soon as possible from Richmond's Monument Avenue.  
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Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond to come down 'as soon as possible,' Va. gov says; 4 others on Monument Avenue to be removed, too

The Robert E. Lee statue and other Confederate monuments on Richmond's Monument Avenue will be removed amid protests over George Floyd's death.
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Virginia Governor Plans to Order Robert E. Lee Statue Removed

A statue of the Confederate general in Richmond is controlled by the state, but the city’s mayor said he would propose a bill to remove additional Confederate monuments there.
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Appeals Court Allows Emoluments Suit Against Trump to Proceed

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond rejected the president’s request to dismiss a case brought by the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia regarding his Washington hotel.
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42 dead in coronavirus outbreak at Virginia nursing home, more expected

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Virginia Gov. Northam signs host of gun control bills into law months after Richmond rally

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Thousands rally for gun rights in Virginia amid heavy security

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Warning of 'serious threats' Virginia governor bans weapons at gun-rights rally

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Travelers at Chicago, Texas, Virginia airports warned about possible measles exposure

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A new kind of suburbanization is sweeping through politics, from Richmond to Atlanta, Houston, Denver and elsewhere, and Democrats are starting to breach Republicans’ firewalls in elections.
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How do Americans feel about the future of our country?

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Sen. Tim Kaine weighs in on his GOP opponent, Corey Stewart

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Sen. Tim Kaine calls for "reasonable regulation" of social media companies

Sen. Tim Kaine, D - Virginia, spoke with Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan late last week in Richmond.
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Art Chadwick, who owns Chadwick & Son Orchids, near Richmond, Virginia, will happily sell you an orchid. But he's also willing to board your plant while you're on vacation. And yes, there are people..
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