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"We're tracking it. We're following it as closely as we can. It's just a little too soon right now to know where it's going to go or what if anything can be done about that," a U.S. Space Command spokesman told reporters. Guo Wenbin/AP hide caption

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Flowers, balloons and a poster with the Spanish word for "justice" is part of a growing makeshift memorial for Keishla Rodriguez whose lifeless body was found in a lagoon Saturday, at the entrance of where she lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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A mobile phone customer in Los Angeles looks at an earthquake warning application on an iPhone. An earthquake early warning system operated by the U.S. Geological Survey has been activated in Oregon, California and now Washington. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter on April 20 in the 2020 death of George Floyd. Minnesota Department of Corrections/AP hide caption

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Puerto Rican boxer Felix Verdejo, seen posing before a fight in 2016, allegedly punched his 27-year-old lover in the face, drugged her, then restrained her arms and legs before shooting her and dumping her into a river. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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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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