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A meteor exploded in Russia's Urals region, injuring roughly 1,000 people, CNN reports. Reports indicate that about 3,000 building were also damaged. The majority of injuries caused by the meteor are not thought to be serious, but 20,000 emergency response workers had been mobilized. Scientists have stated that the meteor is not related to the asteroid that passed near Earth today, and that the meteor entering Earth's atmosphere on the same day is just a coincidence.
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"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we express our deepest sympathies and condolences to anyone that suffered losses or injuries resulting from Christopher's actions. We do not condone Christopher's actions. The family has no further comments and ask that our privacy be respected during this difficult time." - Statement from Christopher Dorner's mother. Dorner's body was positively identified earier today, according to CNN. Four people were killed and three others were wounded when Dorner went on a rampage against the Los Angeles police force.
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