UVA wins NCAA championship; Northam’s approval rating drops; ‘The Walking Dead’ spinoff filming in Virginia and more headlines

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• UVA won its first NCAA championship, beating Texas Tech in overtime. The team will greet fans in Charlottesville this afternoon. – The Daily Progress

• All three of Virginia’s top elected official saw a dramatic and unsurprising drop in their approval ratings, according to a new poll by Christopher Newport University, which found Gov. Ralph Northam’s approval rating plummet to 40 percent, a 19-point drop since December. A slight majority of voters continue to say he should stay in office.  – Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A lawyer representing Planned Parenthood told a federal judge that the number of clinics in Virginia providing abortion services dropped from 40 to about 20 since state lawmakers implemented new restrictions on providers in 2012. Advocates are suing to have the laws struck down. – Courthouse News Service

• Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh is teaching a summer course at George Mason University, prompting debate and protest among students.  – The Washington Post

• The new IKEA in Norfolk opens Wednesday. They’re expecting 15,000 shoppers and have hired 100 temporary workers and 20 off duty police officers to manage the crowds. – The Virginian-Pilot

• Former Gov. Bob McDonnell was the first witness in a lawsuit over a failed arena project in Virginia Beach. The project’s backers, including McDonnell, accuse the city of breaking their contract to bail on the deal. The city argues the development group didn’t have the money to pull off the project. – The Virginian-Pilot

• Legislation requiring employers to provide paystubs to workers will go into effect in July, but lawmakers exempted farm workers from the protection. – WVTF

• A spinoff of zombie show ‘Walking Dead’ will film in central Virginia this summer. The production will be eligible for the state’s film tax credits. – Associated Press