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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A tea party group backed by billionaire conservatives plans to sit out the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. News outlets report that Americans for Prosperity will not support Republican nominee Corey Stewart as he tries to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - William & Mary's first female president is scheduled to be sworn in during a ceremony on July 2. The school in Williamsburg, Virginia, said in a statement Friday that Katherine A. Rowe will be sworn in by Gov. Ralph Northam. Rowe will be the school's 28th president. She'll also be the first woman to lead the institution in its 325-year history. The former provost at Smith will replace W. Taylor Reveley III. He is retiring after 10 years.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Charlottesville's next police chief is set to officially step into her new post. RaShall M. Brackney will be sworn in Monday afternoon in the City Council's chambers.

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) - A free legal clinic is being offered to help Virginia veterans draft estate planning documents and answer questions about state and federal benefits. During the event, volunteer attorneys from Attorney General Mark Herring's office and the Virginia State Bar will help low-income veterans by drafting wills, powers of attorney and advance medical directives.

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