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VPM Daily Newscast: June 23, 2022

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VPM Daily Newscast

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Thursday, June 23, 2022    

50 years after Title IX passed, LGBTQ+ students still seeking protections at private universities 
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans  

A Regent Law School graduate is suing the U.S. Department of Education to end religious exemptions to Title IX. She claims the university discriminated against her because she is gay.

Toppled Jefferson Davis statue on display at the Valentine 
Reported by VPM News Intern Davis Alcorn 

A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis was unveiled at the Valentine Museum Wednesday morning, where it will spend at least 6 months before returning to the Black History Museum of Virginia. The statue is displayed damaged, covered in spray-paint, and on its side, which curators say helps tell a much broader story about what has been going on in Richmond.

Norfolk Botanical Garden launches major expansion project   
Reported by WHRO News’ Katharine Hafner 

Officials say the focus is on making the space environmentally friendly. That includes not only all the greenery, but elements like carbon-neutral building materials and reflective glass to prevent bird strikes.

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