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Source: BBC

US blackface governor in slavery gaffe

Tuesday 17:15 GMT

The number three in Virginia's government, Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring, is also in hot water after admitting to wearing blackface to a university party in 1980.

Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has defended calling slaves "indentured servants" in his first TV interview since a racism scandal broke. On Monday Mr Northam, who has admitted to wearing blackface, said a historian told him to refer to America's first black slaves as such.

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Source: Fox News

Four staffers working for Virginia Lt. Gov. resign amid sexual assault allegations

Tuesday 17:15 GMT

Four staffers working for embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax resigned Monday, leaving him with a skeleton crew as calls grow for him to step down amid two sexual assault allegations.

The law firm where Fairfax has been a partner since last September, Morrison & Foerster, has hired an outside firm to conduct its own investigation into the allegations against Fairfax.

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Source: Global News

What Justin Trudeau has said about the SNC-Lavalin controversy

Wednesday 14:30 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under the microscope after Canada’s ethics commissioner launched an investigation into reports that his office interfered in the criminal case against SNC-Lavalin.

WATCH: Attorney General Lametti takes heat in QP about alleged PMO interference in SNC-Lavalin case. Trudeau was not present for Question Period in the House of Commons on Friday, but Toronto MP Arif Virani, the parliamentary secretary to Lametti, was there to take the many questions about the SNC-Lavalin controversy.

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Source: Fox News

Massachusetts prosecutor offers to hear from Justin Fairfax accuser

Wednesday 20:00 GMT

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts has offered to hear from one of the women accusing Virginia Lt.

This week, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, the next in the line of succession, posted a statement admitting he, too, donned blackface during a college party in 1980, saying he wore brown makeup and a wig to look like a black rapper during a party at the University of Virginia.

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Source: Fox News

Justin Bieber being treated for depression: report

Thursday 10:50 GMT

Justin Bieber is being treated for depression, but is still generally happy as a newlywed in his marriage with Hailey Baldwin, according to a new report.

Bieber previously confessed to suffering from depression in his joint Vogue cover story with wife Baldwin, as well asl to "having a legitimate problem with sex" and self-medicating with Xanax. “I found myself doing things that I was so ashamed of, being super-promiscuous and stuff, and I think I used Xanax because I was so ashamed," he said.

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Source: Global News

Justin Trudeau condemns ‘sexist, racist’ comments about Jody Wilson-Raybould’s character

Saturday 14:30 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned statements in “the strongest possible terms” about outgoing-Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould made by his own party. In a Canadian Press story published Saturday on various websites including Global News, anonymous sources only described as Liberal insiders described Wilson-Raybould as difficult to get along with, “in it for herself” and suggested she leaked the story about SNC-Lavalin herself.

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Source: Fox News

Second Justin Fairfax accuser calls for public hearing into assault allegations

Today 00:33 GMT

A woman who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were undergraduates at Duke University nearly two decades ago called Monday for the state's general assembly to hold a public hearing into her allegations and those of another woman against the Democrat.

Meredith Watson wrote in a Washington Post opinion piece that she was "frustrated by calls for an investigation rather than a public hearing" into the allegations brought against Fairfax by her and Vanessa Tyson. "Such 'investigations' are secret proceedings, out of the public eye, leaving victims vulnerable to selective leaks and smears.

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Source: Global News

Justin Trudeau’s top adviser Gerald Butts resigns amid SNC-Lavalin affair

Today 01:29 GMT

Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary and senior political advisor, has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office tried to prevent the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

Both Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer and New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh have also called for Wilson-Raybould’s testimony, as well as an inquiry into the PMO’s involvement in the SNC-Lavalin case.


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