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Virginia AG says he wants to repair harm from blackface

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Monday defended his handling of a blackface scandal, and he did not rule out a future run for governor at the same time he promised to repair the harm he's caused.

Speaking on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU in Washington, the 57-year-old Herring apologized repeatedly for dressing up like a rapper with a wig and brown makeup while attending a party in 1980. The interview marked his first in nearly a month since he admitted to wearing blackface while a student at the University of Virginia — an admission that came just days after he'd condemned Gov. Ralph Northam for similar behavior.

"It was a one-time occurrence, and it is...

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