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Virginia Attorney General Says He Wore Blackface at College Party

Mark Herring

Mark Herring

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Richmond, Va. (AP) -- The political crisis in Virginia exploded Wednesday when the state's attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman went public with detailed allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor.

With Gov. Ralph Northam's career already hanging by a thread over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, the day's developments threatened to take down all three of Virginia's top elected officials, all of them Democrats.