If Biden’s Plan Is Like a ‘New Deal,’ Why Don’t Voters Care?

The $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief law unleashed a massive wave of spending on local construction projects and programs. Democratic candidates aren’t getting much credit.

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Afghan Restaurateurs Provide Hope to Refugees Fleeing the Taliban

In Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., established Afghan restaurateurs are reaching out to help refugees fleeing the return of the Taliban.

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For a Black Man Hired to Undo a Confederate Legacy, It Has Not Been Easy

Devon Henry and his company have taken down 23 monuments in the South, including the infamous Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia, in part because few others were interested.

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Celebrating Black History Month? These 5 Cities Are Going All Out

Honoring all things African-American, with performances, river cruises, exhibitions and more, in Richmond, Va., Portland, Ore., Philadelphia, Cleveland and San Antonio.

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Second Time Capsule Is Found Beneath Pedestal of Robert E. Lee Statue

The discovery in Richmond excited historians, officials and crew workers, who hope that the box contains rare memorabilia buried in 1887.

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Winsome Sears Wants Black Voters to Rethink the G.O.P.

The incoming lieutenant governor of Virginia was an unlikely candidate: a deeply conservative Black woman, and an immigrant, who supports Donald Trump.

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A Civil War-Era Time Capsule Is Opened. Inside Are More Mysteries.

Conservators spent hours carefully prying open the container, which had been hidden beneath a monument to the Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

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Time Capsule From 1887 Possibly Found in Robert E. Lee Statue

Virginia historians are confident they’ve located a time capsule beneath a former monument to the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. They are less confident about how to get it out of a 1,500-pound granite rock.

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Why a Changing Richmond and Its Suburbs Are Key to Virginia’s Vote

The region has been an engine of Democratic victories, but now the party is on defense as Republicans go after swing voters with worries about schools.

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Adam Pendleton Is Rethinking the Museum

“Who Is Queen?” at MoMA is the artist’s most personal and ambitious show yet, exploring how we might live beyond labels in American society. “I want to overwhelm the museum,” he said.

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Virginia to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue From State Capital

The nation’s largest Confederate memorial was erected in 1890, the first of six monuments that became symbols of white power along the main boulevard in Richmond.

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Virginia Supreme Court Clears Path for Removal of Robert E. Lee Statue

Two unanimous rulings allow Gov. Ralph Northam to remove the statue from its prominent spot on Monument Avenue in Richmond.

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We Took Down Richmond’s Confederate Monuments. Now We Build.

Confederate monuments no longer define our city. But we must build something new in their place.

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Virginia Fraternity Is Suspended After Death of Student

Virginia Commonwealth University said it had suspended its Delta Chi chapter after Adam Oakes, 19, was found dead at an off-campus party where he was reportedly blindfolded and given alcohol.

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K.K.K. Member Who Drove Into Protesters Gets More Than 3 Years in Prison

When Harry H. Roger drove his pickup truck through protesters near Richmond, Va., his girlfriend’s 14-year-old son was in the vehicle with him, prosecutors said.

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Boston Removes Statue of Formerly Enslaved Man Kneeling Before Lincoln

Officials voted unanimously to remove “Emancipation Group” in June, after a widespread petition and hours of debate.

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Five Kwanzaa Celebrations Around the Country

For many Black Americans, the holiday is a time for bonding, joy and repose. The Times visited five households to see how people cook and gather, engage and reflect.

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Virginia Governor Can Remove Robert E. Lee Statue, but Not Yet, Judge Rules

The judge affirmed an order by Gov. Ralph Northam but allowed the monument to remain while local residents appeal the decision.

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Richmond’s Robert E. Lee Statue Can Come Down, but Not Yet, Judge Rules

The judge affirmed an order by Gov. Ralph Northam but allowed the monument to remain while local residents appeal the decision.

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Swing-District Democrats, Defying Predictions, Poised to Help Keep House

Once regarded as the most vulnerable incumbents, many Democrats who carried Trump districts in 2018 are poised to win re-election, boosting the party’s chances of building its House majority.

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A Counter to Confederate Monuments, Black Cemeteries Tell a Fuller Story of the South

Many have fallen into disrepair, the victims of mismanagement, political strife or abandonment. Now there’s an effort to restore and protect them.

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I’m an Asian TV Writer. Should I Take on Projects With Black Leads?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on identity in Hollywood writers’ rooms — and more.

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Virginia Man Who Drove Into Protesters Gets 6 Years in Prison

Harry H. Rogers, who prosecutors say is an admitted K.K.K. leader, faces three additional counts of attempted malicious wounding, a felony.

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Richmond Removes Stonewall Jackson Statue From Monument Avenue

“We have needed to turn this page for decades,” Mayor Levar Stoney said. The capital of Virginia will take down other Confederate statues in the coming days.

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Will the Last Confederate Statue Standing Turn Off the Lights?

A monument to Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Va., has become the site of an unlikely community space. That may change abruptly with new restrictions from the police.

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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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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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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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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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Confederate Statue Debate Is Reignited by George Floyd Protests

Dozens came down after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. Protesters outraged over the death of Mr. Floyd are targeting some that remained.

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12 Underknown Songs From the Region That Birthed Emo

The punk scene in Washington, D.C., (and its surrounding suburbs) figured out what happened after hardcore. What happened after that was out of its hands.

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Trump to Tap New Company to Make Covid-19 Drugs in the U.S.

The Trump administration on Tuesday will announce one of the largest-ever contracts to bring pharmaceutical manufacturing from abroad to a new plant in Virginia.

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Virginia Nursing Home Had Plenty of Coronavirus Patients but Few Tests

“You can’t fight what you can’t see,” said the medical director of a Richmond nursing home where at least 46 residents have died.

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Bishop Who Defied Social Distancing Dies After Contracting Covid-19, Church Says

The death of Bishop Gerald O. Glenn of the New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Chesterfield, Va., was announced during Easter services.

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