Mueller to teach UVA Law class, Virginia Indian tribes get millions in relief funds, a prison-inspired board game, and more headlines

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• Former special counsel Robert Mueller will help teach a UVA Law class covering his Trump-Russia investigation. Mueller graduated from the school in 1973.—Politico

• Six Virginia Indian tribes are getting millions in COVID-19 relief funds, some of which the Upper Mattaponi tribe has used to overhaul its health center.—Washington Post

• A pair of Richmond police officers facing assault charges for allegedly firing pepper spray into a stopped car during last year’s protests are expected to argue they’re immune from prosecution.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The town of Bedford’s police chief is trying to connect with locals by launching a podcast called “Cop Talk.”—News & Advance

• Loudoun County’s school superintendent said so-called critical race theory isn’t being taught to students, while acknowledging there is a “common vocabulary” in diversity and inclusion work that can be confusing.—Washington Post

• A Suffolk City Council meeting turned heated after gun-rights supporters turned out to oppose a symbolic proclamation for Gun Violence Awareness Day.—Virginian-Pilot

• A freshman football player at Virginia Tech has been charged with murder.—Roanoke Times

• King’s Dominion has cut hours and won’t be open on some weekdays as the theme park struggles with worker shortages.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Northern Virginia man designed a board game while he was in prison. In “Plug Wars,” the goal is for players to leave the street life and “go legit.”—Washington Post

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