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FILE - This Tuesday June 27, 2017, file photo shows the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that stands in the middle of a traffic circle on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va.  A Virginia judge on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 dissolved one injunction but imposed another preventing Virginia's governor from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Virginia gov faces new hurdle in bid to remove Lee statue

Aug. 3, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge dismissed a legal challenge Monday that had been blocking Virginia officials from removing a towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the state's capital city, but he immediately imposed another injunction against dismantling the figure. The new 90-day injunction...

FILE - In this Saturday May 16, 2020, file photo, a group of University of Virginia Graduates pose for a photo on the stairs of the Rotunda on graduation weekend at the school, in Charlottesville, Va. The school held a virtual graduation in light of COVID-19 restrictions. As Virginia colleges prepare to reopen in August, guided by a patchwork of plans, questions are arising from faculty, parents and students about whether universities, and the students themselves, can control the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

As Virginia colleges prep to open some parents, staff worry

Jul. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — As a rising senior at Virginia Tech, Andrew Williams is “strongly encouraged” to test negative for COVID-19 before arriving on the Blacksburg campus next month. But he probably won’t get that test. Not unless such an opportunity becomes more widely available around...

In this March 2018 photo, Cameron Webb teaches during a section of a health policy class at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. Webb, a political newcomer, says he didn't plan it this way, but his campaign was made for these unprecedented times. With the country gripped by a pandemic and racial unrest, Webb is a Black doctor and lawyer who is the director of health policy and equity at the University of Virginia. “I feel like the moment is one that my campaign is literally built for,

Convincing win in Virginia shows strength of Black vote

Jun. 24, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Political newcomer Cameron Webb says he didn't plan it this way, but his campaign was made for these unprecedented times. With the country gripped by a pandemic and racial unrest, Webb is a Black doctor and lawyer from Charlottesville who is the director of health policy and equity at...

This updated logo was provided by the University of Virginia Athletics Department Tuesday, June 16, 2020. On Monday the University of Virginia announced they would change their new athletics logos to avoid a design element that refers to the school’s history with slavery. (University of Virginia Athletics Department via AP)

UVA changes athletics logo design linked with slavery

Jun. 16, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia is changing the logos it uses for its athletics teams just two months after they were unveiled after criticism that a design element referred to the school’s history with slavery. Fans raised objections to the serpentine curves put on the...