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This undated selfie photo provided by Rickia Young shows her lip. Attorney Kevin Mincey, who represents Young, says she went to retrieve her 16-year-old nephew from the area were a protest was occurring, and put her 2-year-old son in the car to help him fall asleep. Rickia Young/AP hide caption

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The killing of Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man in the midst of a psychological episode, by police on Monday has sparked days of protests. The family, who reviewed police bodycam video of the fatal shooting on Thursday morning, is calling for the recordings to be released to the public. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Walmart pulled guns and ammunition from its store shelves as a precautionary measure, following the unrest in Philadelphia this week after police fatally shot a Black man on Monday. The retail giant has taken similar actions in the past, including earlier this year after George Floyd, another Black man, was killed by police in Minneapolis. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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U.S. federal agencies sent an alert Wednesday night that there is "credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat" to hospitals and healthcare providers. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor, pictured in March 2018, announced he is behind the scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book published under the pen name "Anonymous." Tim Godbee/Department of Homeland Security via AP hide caption

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Police officers stand guard in Philadelphia following protests over the police shooting death of Walter Wallace on Tuesday. David Delgado/Reuters hide caption

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In this photo provided by Eli Lilly, a researcher tests possible COVID-19 antibodies in a laboratory in Indianapolis, Ind. On Monday, U.S. government officials announced they are putting an early end to a study testing an Eli Lilly antibody drug for people hospitalized with COVID-19 because it is unlikely to help. David Morrison/AP hide caption

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A firefighter battles the Silverado Fire Monday,in Irvine, Calif. The wildfire forced evacuation orders for 60,000 people in Southern California. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Maki, the 21-year-old male ring-tailed lemur was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors, zoo and police officials said. They're seeking tips from the public in hopes of finding the lemur, explaining that Maki is an endangered animal that requires specialized care. Marianne V. Hale/AP hide caption

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The phase 3 trial of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been paused as the company investigates what it says is a study participant's "unexplained illness." Cheryl Gerber/AP hide caption

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The agony of George Floyd's final moments on Memorial Day, pinned below the knee of then-officer Derek Chauvin, ignited a national wave of protests against police brutality and racial injustice that are still ongoing. Brommerich/AP hide caption

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