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In 2017, Sean Urbanski (right) approached and fatally stabbed Army 1st Lt. Richard Collins III as he waited for a ride-share, on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. U.S. Army, University of Maryland Police Department via AP hide caption

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In this image taken from video, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, left, with his lawyer, Brian Lennon, leave Genesee County Court in Flint, Mich., after a initial court appearance via Zoom on two misdemeanor counts of willful neglect of duty in connection to the Flint water crisis. Corey Williams/AP hide caption

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A screenshot from the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection allegedly shows gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller wearing an Olympic jacket. U.S. District Court hide caption

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Now Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, (R-MI), listens to Congressional members remarks during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, about the Flint, Mich. water crisis in 2016. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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National Guard troops are inside the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center to reinforce security Wednesday at the Capitol in Washington. It comes a week after an insurrection at the Capitol. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was captured on cellphone video kneeling on George Floyd's neck for several minutes, still faces a higher charge of second-degree murder. Brommerich/AP hide caption

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is shown testifying at a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill last October. Facebook and Twitter announced new actions to curb the spread of misinformation. Michael Reynolds/AP hide caption

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Roy Austin Jr. has been named Facebook's vice president of civil rights, a new position within the company with the mandate to oversee its accountability on racial hatred and discrimination on its platform. Facebook hide caption

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Assistant Chief Yogananda Pittman was designated as acting chief of U.S. Capitol Police on Jan. 8. She joined the force in 2001. U.S. Capitol Police hide caption

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An anti-racism protester near Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., in May is tear-gassed as he attempts to retrieve a flare thrown at police. The Washington Post/The Washington Post via Getty Im hide caption

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Emergency medical technician Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot and killed by police in her home in March. Her name has become a rallying cry in protests against police brutality and social injustice. Taylor family hide caption

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Writer Eric Jerome Dickey poses at the 12th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the UCLA campus in 2007 in Los Angeles. Dickey died Jan. 3 after a long illness. He was 59. Charley Gallay/Getty Images hide caption

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Kyle Rittenhouse is pictured in court on Oct. 30. He is accused of shooting three protesters in Kenosha, Wis., during unrest in the city following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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In a September 2019 selfie taken in Evanston, Ill., Adria-Joi Watkins poses with her second cousin Jacob Blake. Blake was shot multiple times by a Kenosha, Wis., police officer on Aug. 23. Adria-Joi Watkins/Via AP hide caption

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