57 percent of Virginians approve of Biden’s performance, a large and diverse gubernatorial field, two rescues on icy Appalachian Trail, and more headlines

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• A new CNU poll found that 57 percent of Virginians approve of President Joe Biden’s performance so far, but 61 percent of Republicans believe his election victory was illegitimate.—Wason Center

• Virginia joined a federal lawsuit against the immigration bond services company Libre by Nexus, which has been accused of predatory tactics.—Washington Post

• Walgreens is scheduled to begin COVID-19 vaccinations at some of its Virginia pharmacies later this week.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• With 11 candidates in the mix, the 2021 gubernatorial field is “bigger and more diverse than any slate of major-party candidates for governor that Virginia has ever seen.”—Washington Post

• “The Virginia General Assembly is close to passing a bill that would require app-based delivery companies to work more closely with restaurants before advertising their menu options and delivering their food.”—Roanoke Times

• A former city councilman who lacks the usual academic credentials has emerged as a finalist for Portsmouth’s city manager job.—Virginian-Pilot

• The wife of Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested Monday at Dulles International Airport.—Reuters

• Two hikers were hospitalized over the weekend after falling on the icy Appalachian Trail.—Associated Press

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