Feb 2, 2019

Virginia attorney general calls on Ralph Northam to resign

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement Saturday calling for Gov. Ralph Northam to resign over the racist yearbook photo scandal.

"It is no longer possible for Governor Ralph Northam to lead our Commonwealth and it is time for him to step down. I have spoken with Lieutenant Governor Fairfax and reassured him that, should he ascend to the governorship, he will have my complete support and commitment to ensuring his success and the success of our Commonwealth."

Why it matters: Herring, who will be a candidate for Virginia governor in 2021, was one of the state's last remaining high-profile Democrats not to call for Northam's resignation. Sen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Mark Warner and Rep. Bobby Scott joined him in asking Northam to step down later Saturday afternoon.

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India gives Trump warm welcome as brutal protests rip New Delhi apart

People supporting India's new citizenship law beat a Muslim man in New Delhi, India. Photo: Danish Siddiqui/TPX/Reuters

While President Trump enjoys a hero's welcome in India, that nation's capital is being torn apart by violent protests between Hindus and Muslims.

The state of play: At least 186 people — 56 police officers and 130 protesters — have been injured and 10 killed in recent clashes, a New Delhi police spokesperson told the AP.

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Wall Street sees 2nd day of brutal sell-off

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The stock market fell another 3% on Tuesday, following Monday’s sell-off. Bond yields touched record lows.

The big picture: Stocks continued to fall as the CDC said it expects the coronavirus to spread in the U.S. The Dow and S&P are more than 7% below the record highs seen earlier this month.

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