The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)
• In a 2-1 ruling, a federal appeals court ruled the new, diversity-focused admissions policy at Northern Virginia’s elite Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology doesn’t discriminate against Asian-American students. The case appears to be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.—Washington Post
• A former DEA agent will be Virginia’s new public safety secretary after Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s first pick for the post, former Fauquier County Sheriff Bob Mosier, stepped down.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• A federal judge dismissed a Southwest Virginia family’s claim that ABC News defamed them by including exterior shots of their house in a report about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and racism.—Roanoke Times
• Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares and U.S. Rep. Jen Kiggans, R-Virginia Beach, were added to a list of Americans banned from Russia. Miyares called it a “badge of honor.”—Virginian-Pilot
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