More than 4 million vaccines given in Virginia, Charlottesville mayor explains her controversial poem, Jefferson Davis Memorial Chair, and more headlines

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• More than 4 million vaccine doses have now been administered in Virginia.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Newly admitted unvaccinated patients explain a recent COVID-19 outbreak at a Fredericksburg-area nursing home where almost everyone had already been vaccinated, an official said.—Free Lance-Star

• Only one of the three COVID-19 vaccines is approved for 16- and 17-year-olds, a difference Virginia health officials acknowledge could cause confusion as access expands.—Virginian-Pilot

• Roanoke County school officials condemned a photoshopped image that appeared on social media after a high school football game. The meme shows school logos laid over a photo of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd.—Roanoke Times

• In a new interview, Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker explains why she posted a poem on Facebook comparing her city to a rapist.—Washington Post

• “A prosecutor on Monday asked that the public be barred from a hearing on whether to revoke the bond for a Newport News police officer who is charged with murder.”—Daily Press

• The funeral for a 25-year-old Virginia Beach man shot and killed by a police featured several national figures and calls for a federal investigation.—Virginian-Pilot

• The University of Richmond board is reconsidering a decision against renaming two campus buildings after an outcry from students and the faculty senate.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A group calling itself White Lies Matter claims it stole the Jefferson Davis Memorial Chair from an Alabama cemetery and is threatening to turn it into a toilet unless the United Daughters of the Confederacy hangs a banner on its Richmond headquarters with a quote from Black Liberation Army activist Assata Shakur.—

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