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Immigrants seeking asylum hold hands last year at the ICE South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Independent inspectors told a judge that tests for the coronavirus at such centers and the infection rates in the counties where the Texas facilities are located are cause for concern. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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The killing of George Floyd by police has sparked ongoing protests calling for the city to defund the Minneapolis Police Department. On Friday, the City Council took the first of many steps to make that a reality. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Elijah McClain's family, including his father LaWayne Mosley (left) have been calling for justice for the officer-involved death of the 23-year-old for nearly a year. Andy Cross/DP hide caption

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An autopsy report released Wednesday by the medical examiner's office in Kalamazoo, Mich., ruled the suffocation death of Cornelius Fredericks a homicide. Fieger, Fieger, Kenney and Harrington PC hide caption

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The FBI team investigating the incident concluded the "noose" found in Bubba Wallace's garage was actually a pull rope that had been in the stall long before the driver was assigned. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Thousands of people stand among the ancient stones at Stonehenge in Salisbury, England, at sunrise on the summer solstice. Archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of a ring of shafts about 2 miles away. Steve Parsons/AP hide caption

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Workers for the city of Albuquerque, N.M., remove a sculpture of Spanish conquistador Juan de OƱate on Tuesday. A man was shot a day earlier as an armed militia group attempted to defend the statue from protesters. Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Although it provided few details Hollywood's motion picture academy said new measures will "develop and implement new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars eligibility by July 31." Chris Pizzello/Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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USA's Megan Rapinoe (right), kneels next to teammates Ali Krieger and Crystal Dunn as the national anthem is played before an exhibition soccer match against Netherlands on Sept. 18, 2016, in Atlanta. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Chase Elliott (9), Aric Almirola (10) and Joey Logano (22) drive during a NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Hampton, Ga. On Wednesday, NASCAR announced a ban of the Confederate battle flag. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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A holding center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. A 16-year-old Honduran boy who entered the U.S. alone was scheduled to be deported Wednesday, but a federal judge has blocked his removal. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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