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Gov. Terry McAuliffe photographed with Willie Nelson — and his weed?

Gov. Terry McAuliffe was photographed with Willie Nelson over the weekend. Also in the picture: An apparent can of the country music legend’s brand of pot, according to the Daily PressThe Richmond Times-Dispatch notes that while the state saw more than 200,000 marijuana-related arrests last year, the governor (as well as the General Assembly) opposes legalization.

As McAuliffe’s spokesman told the RTD,  “He was not and still is not aware of whatever was on the table or anywhere around him and wouldn’t know marijuana or related paraphernalia if it walked up and shook his hand. He’s cool, but he’s not that cool.”

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Here’s everyone that will be on your ballot in November

Voters will have five choices for president on the ballot in November. The Daily Press reports that, in addition to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the following candidates will be on the ballot in Virginia: Jill Stein (Green Party), Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Evan McMullin (Independent). The Richmond Times-Dispatch (in a city noted for its Bernie Sanders murals) endorsed Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson recently.

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Unlicensed childcare provider in Virginia Beach charged after infant’s death

A Virginia Beach woman was charged this week after the death of a 4-month-old girl who stopped breathing at the woman’s unlicensed daycare operation, the Virginian-Pilot reports. An estimated 40 percent of children in Virginia are watched by unlicensed childcare providers, which accounted for 50 deaths between 2004 and 2014, according to an investigation by the Washington Post.

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Another inmate dies at Hampton Roads Regional Jail

Not even a year after Jamycheal Mitchell died in a Hampton Roads Regional Jail cell, another inmate, Henry Clay Stewart, has been found dead. Stewart’s family says they were told an ulcer in his stomach ruptured, but there has been no official determination. Inmates claim that Stewart repeatedly sought treatment after becoming unable to eat food and vomiting blood, The Virginian-Pilot reports.