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In this May 23, 2012 file photo released by British Airports Authority, over 2,400 pieces of baggage are seen lined-up in Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport during a baggage handling exercise to prepare staff at London’s main airport for the forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic games, in London. Officials at Heathrow are well aware that losing or breaking the bags of high-profile athletes could be a public relations disaster – and have geared up to ensure that doesn’t happen. Heathrow has recruited 1,000 Olympic volunteers clad in bright pink to help and created special teams to deal with oversize items like javelins and bikes. (AP Photo/BAA, File) 

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Driving has gotten much less dangerous over time, thanks to new safety features in cars, better highway design and a decline in drunk driving. But that's no solace to motorists who face dangers of a different kind — not when they are driving, but when they are stopped on the side of the road.

Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old African American, was fatally shot by a police officer in Minnesota after being pulled over for an expired license tag. In Virginia, Caron Nazario, a Black and Latino Army officer, was pepper-sprayed after being stopped for lacking a rear license plate — though a temporary plate was affixed to his rear window.

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