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"Receiving a vaccine for the virus that causes COVID-19 is a key step people can take to protect themselves, their friends and family, and our campus communities while helping bring the pandemic to an end," said Dr. Michael Drake, president of the University of California. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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UC And Cal State Systems To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For In-Person Fall Classes

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People clash with police during a protest in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Wednesday. A human rights group that monitors political repression said at least 1,700 people were arrested across the country in connection with the protests. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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Philonise Floyd (left) and attorney Ben Crump react after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of Floyd's brother George Floyd Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, here in September, praised the witnesses and jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial on Tuesday. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images hide caption

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People gather outside the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis on Tuesday before the jury's decision returning guilty verdicts against former police officer Derek Chauvin. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Vice President Walter Mondale and former President Jimmy Carter appeared together in 2018, marking Mondale's 90th birthday. Star Tribune via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Vice President Walter Mondale Dies At 93

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The U.S. Department of State will add a slew of countries to its "Do Not Travel List" later this week because of coronavirus danger. Paul J. Richards/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell gives the state's rebuttal Monday during closing arguments to the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Court TV/Pool via AP hide caption

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Two boys hold signs at an April 6 news conference, days after a Chicago police officer fatally shot 13-year-old Adam Toledo. Shafkat Anowar/AP hide caption

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Dr. David Fowler testifies Wednesday in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin is on trial for charges of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Court TV/Pool via AP hide caption

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A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle boat crew heads toward a capsized commercial lift boat on Tuesday, searching for people in the water 8 miles south of Grand Isle, La. U.S. Coast Guard District 8 hide caption

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Barry Brodd, a use-of-force expert, testifies Tuesday in former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's trial. Brodd said the position in which George Floyd was restrained — facedown on the ground — was safest for officers and the suspect. Court TV/Pool via AP hide caption

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