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Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
- Gov. Ralph Northam and others celebrated Juneteenth at Fort Monroe, the state’s “public commemoration of its only holiday recognizing the end of enslavement.”—Washington Post
- “In the midst of the pandemic, an epidemic of violence has gripped Hampton Roads and beyond.”—Virginian-Pilot
- A team of historians is trying to identify every Virginia site listed in the “Green Book,” which recorded Jim Crow-era establishments that were safe for Black customers.—Virginian-Pilot
- Police say a triple homicide in Herndon Saturday was related to a suicide that occurred at a Reston parking garage.—Washington Post
- “Recommendations in a new study of the Virginia Parole Board include doubling its size, supplementing its staff and operating with more transparency.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
- State lawmakers are hoping to use federal pandemic relief funds to address the problem of “dangerously” full mental hospitals.—Washington Post
- Prince William County officials are investigating a local NAACP leader’s claim that a “senior police official” used a racial slur while referring to him.—InsideNoVA
- A baseball player at George Mason University died after complications from Tommy John surgery, a “relatively common procedure for pitchers.” —New York Times
- “The Strange Tale of the Beautiful Library and the Town That Never Asked for It.”—Daily Beast
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