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Seventh and eighth grade students attend class at Olive Vista Middle School on Jan. 11 in Sylmar, Calif. Los Angeles students will be required to wear non-cloth masks. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Georgian activists hold posters as they gather in support of Ukraine in front of the Ukrainian Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday, Jan. 23. The British government on Saturday accused Russia of seeking to replace Ukraine's government with a pro-Moscow administration. Shakh Aivazov/AP hide caption

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Bob Spalding, left, and Don Wilson of The Ventures perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York, March 10, 2008. Wilson, a co-founder of the band, died Saturday at the age of 88. Jason DeCrow/AP hide caption

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People rallying in patriotic support of Ukraine hold a 500 meter long ribbon in the colors of the Ukrainian flag outside St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery on Unity Day on Saturday in Kyiv, Ukraine. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks about the COVID-19 situation while visiting New Plymouth on Thursday. New Zealand is among the few remaining countries to have avoided any outbreaks of the omicron variant — but Ardern said the nation would tighten restrictions as soon as one was detected. Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP hide caption

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Tarawa atoll, Kiribati, is pictured in 2004. The Pacific island nations of Kiribati and Samoa have announced rare COVID-19 lockdowns after dozens of international travelers tested positive for the virus. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was censured for siding with Senate Republicans to protect the filibuster, effectively dooming the passage of major voting rights legislation. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the armed forces, train in a city park in Kyiv. Tensions remain high between Ukraine and Russia as the United States and its NATO allies have tried to intervene diplomatically. Efrem Lukatsky/AP hide caption

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Sen. Barbara Blackmon, D-Canton, speaks at the well in the Mississippi Senate Chamber in Jackson on Thursday. Blackmon was among the Black lawmakers who walked out of the Senate Chamber in protest on Friday. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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People attend the March for Life rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The march, in its 49th year, comes as a Supreme Court decision on abortion rights could unravel Roe v. Wade. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Rosie Brennan of the United States competes in a Tour de Ski, women's 10-kilometer freestyle, interval start cross-country ski event, in Dobbiaco (Toblach), Italy, on Jan. 5, 2021. She is planning to compete at the Beijing Winter Olympics next month. Alessandro Trovati/AP hide caption

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Could the world become too warm to hold Winter Olympics?

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A woman drinks an alcohol-free beer during the annual "Fete de la Musique" (music day), in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace in Paris in 2018. Christophe Petit Tesson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The TotalEnergies tower outside Paris on Sept.7, 2021. The French energy conglomerate has asked the American and French governments to support targeted sanctions against Myanmar's oil and gas funds, one of the military government's primary sources of funding. Rafael Yaghobzadeh/AP hide caption

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Intel Corp. is planning to invest investment more than $20 billion in two computer chip plants in central Ohio to help address a global semiconductor shortage. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced efforts to temporarily employ National Guard troops and state workers as substitute teachers and child care center workers during a news conference at Sante Fe High School in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday. Morgan Lee/AP hide caption

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Children draw on top of a canceled check prop during a rally in favor of the child tax credit in front of the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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In this photo provided by Ansar Allah Media Office, a man is rescued early Friday, after Saudi-led airstrikes targeted a site in the contested city of Hodeida, Yemen. A Saudi-led airstrike targeting a prison run by Yemen's Houthi rebels killed and wounded over 100 detainees on Friday, rescuers said. Ansar Allah Media Office /AP hide caption

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