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A makeshift memorial in downtown Louisville, Ky., for Breonna Taylor in September 2020. Taylor was killed a year ago in her home during a botched narcotics raid carried out by Louisville police. Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., waits for Vice President Mike Pence to arrive for her swearing-in reenactment for the cameras in the Capitol in January 2020. Bill Clark/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough works beside then-Vice President Mike Pence earlier this year during the certification of 2020 Electoral College ballots, in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Former USA Gymnastics women's coach John Geddert has died by suicide after facing 24 criminal counts, including human trafficking, forced labor and sexual misconduct. Above, he is seen at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Visionhaus/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Stewart was one of the first Black officers hired by LAPD. He was terminated in 1900 and on Tuesday the Los Angeles Police Commission unanimously voted to have him reinstated to retire with honor. LAPD handout hide caption

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A mural depicting Ahmaud Arbery in July 2020 in Brunswick, Ga. Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan are facing murder charges in connection with his death. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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According to the complaint, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell knowingly spread disinformation that Dominion's voting systems rigged the 2020 presidential election. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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The Manhattan district attorney dropped a charge against Amy Cooper, above, for calling police on a Black man after he asked her to leash her dog in New York's Central Park. Christian Cooper/AP hide caption

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Sen. Ben Sasse: GOP Must Persuade Voters It Has A Vision Beyond Donald Trump

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named the new head of the World Trade Organization. An economist, she previously served as Nigeria's finance minister and as managing director of the World Bank. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Sen. Mitt Romney arrives at the Capitol for the fifth day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Saturday. Romney was one of the seven GOP senators who voted to convict. Stefani Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump's defense attorney David Schoen speaks on the fourth day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael van der Veen, lawyer for former President Donald Trump, walks to the Senate floor through the Senate Reception room on the fourth day of the Senate Impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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