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Virginians are split on whether Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam should step down after the discovery of a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page with 47% wanting him to resign and 47% believing he should stay in office, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll.

By the numbers: The poll, which was conducted from Wednesday through Friday, shows 42% of Republicans and 58% of African-Americans believe Northam should remain in office. It also addressed the other scandals currently riling Democrats in Richmond: 60% believe Attorney General Mark Herring, who admitted to wearing blackface in 1980, should stay in office and 65% are undecided on the fate of Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who faces two allegations of sexual assault that he has denied, though the poll was conducted before the second allegation came to light.

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U.S. coronavirus infections hit record highs for 3 straight days

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The U.S. has reached new highs in single-day coronavirus infections for three consecutive days this week, per data from Johns Hopkins and the COVID Tracking Project.

The big picture: The number of coronavirus cases increased in the vast majority of states over the last week, and decreased in only two states plus the District of Columbia, Axios' Andrew Witherspoon and Caitlin Owens report.

Updated 34 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Colorado police chief fires officers who reenacted Elijah McClain's death

LaWayne Mosley, father of Elijah McClain, wears a t-shirt with is son's picture on it during a press conference in Oct. 2019. Photo: Andy Cross/MediaNewsGroup/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Interim Aurora, Colo., police chief Vanessa Wilson fired two officers for reenacting the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain and a third officer for commenting on the photo that captured the "despicable act," The Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: McClain died in the summer of 2019 after police officers held him in a chokehold and paramedics used a sedative, ketamine. People have been protesting McClain's death recently after the police killing of George Floyd revitalized the movement against police brutality.

36 mins ago - Sports

Redskins expected to change name by September

Redskins helmet circa 1970. Photo: Nate Fine/Getty Images

A source close to the negotiations tells me there is "no question" the Washington Redskins are expected to change their name before the first kickoff this fall, scheduled for Sept. 10.

Worth noting: Team owner Dan Snyder told USA Today in 2013: "We'll never change the name ... It's that simple. NEVER — you can use caps."