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Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• Vaccine mandates at Virginia colleges are being enforced unevenly, with some schools treating the rules they announced “more like recommendations.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• “U.S. health officials have begun offering coronavirus vaccines to Afghan evacuees arriving to Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam said Friday.”—Washington Post
• Inside Bristol Regional Medical Center’s ICU, health care workers are exhausted and COVID patients are “surprised and caught off guard by just how miserably sick they feel.”—Bristol Herald Courier
• Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe is asking a Richmond court to throw out a GOP lawsuit claiming he should be removed from the gubernatorial ballot over a missing signature on a campaign form.—Associated Press
• Fauquier County’s school superintendent said some parents upset over mask rules are being “verbally abusive” toward school staff. “And it really needs to stop.”—Fauquier Times
• In a letter to state health officials, the King William County School Board questioned the legality of statewide rules requiring masks in schools.—Tidewater Review
• The wife of former GOP congressman Tom Garrett is suing him and a Harrisonburg towing company over an effort to repossess a minivan. The couple separated in 2019, according to the suit.—Daily News-Record
• Two teenagers were shot Friday night after a football game at a Prince William County high school.—Prince William Times
• A vintage train caboose is being turned into a hilltop Airbnb in Lynchburg.—News & Advance
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