Virginia: sexual assault allegations detailed against governor's deputy – live

After attorney general admits wearing blackface in 1980s, lieutenant governor accused of sexually assaulting woman in 2004

9.48pm GMT

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine has reacted to the topsy-turvy day in his state’s politics.

Dem VA Sen Kaine: This week has just made me sick. From Friday to now and it’s been one round of bad news after the next and it’s shocking. The only silver lining is that Virginians are saying that these behaviors are unacceptable.

9.36pm GMT

A new profile of Beto O’Rourke’s youthful stint in New York has new details of how the former Texas congressman tried to adjust to life after graduating from college there.

As the New York Times reports:

He seemed like any other punk-minded student: Jawbox T-shirt, hair past his shoulders and a grim insistence that the Smashing Pumpkins had grown pretentious.

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Source: theguardian