Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration will remove an enormous pedestal that until earlier this year held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Workers have so far not been able to find the capsule, which supposedly contains a photograph of a deceased President Lincoln.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam granted posthumous pardons to seven Black men who were executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman.
Army Lt. Caron Nazario filed a lawsuit against two officers who threatened and pepper-sprayed him during a December traffic stop, as shown on footage.
Northam’s decision will likely disappoint supporters of Jennifer Carroll Foy and Jennifer McClellan, who are running what could be history-making bids.
A new bill will allow adults in Virginia to possess and cultivate small amounts starting in July.
Capital punishment is rooted in lynchings, and Virginia has disproportionately sentenced Black people to death.
The New York governor wants the benefit of due process that he did not afford several of his colleagues.
Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to sign legislation allowing the possession, manufacture and sale of the substance.
"I look forward to signing this bill into law," Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam said after the vote.