A woman carrying her mask walks past a sign mandating the wearing of face coverings in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus as she walks in Palisades Park in Santa Monica, Calif., on July 25, 2020.
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Shannon LaNier poses at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. in 2012. LaNier is a descendant of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.
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Two Mississippi state flags wave outside the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., in 2019. State lawmakers voted to retire the current flag, and Mississippi GOP Gov. Tate Reeves is expected to sign the measure.
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