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The fate of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, on trial for the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, is now in the hands of the jury.

Chauvin's trial entered its seventh week Monday with Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill's instructions to jury members, followed by closing arguments from prosecution and defense attorneys. Jurors will be sequestered during their deliberations.

In closing arguments, prosecutor Steve Schleicher said Chauvin directly caused the death of Floyd on Memorial Day after kneeling on Floyd's neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds.

Updated April 19, 2021 at 5:40 PM ET

The prosecution offered its rebuttal to the closing arguments of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's defense lawyer.

It presumably was the last time the jury would hear from the lawyers in the murder trial before starting deliberations.

Chauvin is facing counts of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. He held his knee on Floyd's neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds last Memorial Day.

Greta Thunberg, the 18-year-old Swedish environmental activist, is now lobbying world leaders to make sure that COVID vaccines are distributed equitably around the globe.

Speaking at a Monday press conference for the World Health Organization, Thunberg called it is "unethical" that young people at low-risk from COVID in rich nations are being vaccinated before health care workers in low-income countries.

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Australia and New Zealand have launched one of the world's first "travel bubbles" between countries. People traveling between the two now no longer have to quarantine upon landing.

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