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The Upcoming Congress Is The Most Racially Diverse In US History

But compared with the U.S. population, Congress is still disproportionately white and male.

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Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, speaks to MSNBC after a press conference on July 12, 2016 in St. Paul, Minnesota
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The Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Faces Manslaughter Charges

A Southside Chicago memorial honors those killed in the city.
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A Southside Chicago Memorial That 'Shouldn't Be Here'

A screenshot from a Tinder video

Tinder Just Became A Whole Lot More Inclusive

Donald Trump speaks at an NRA conference.
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President-Elect Donald Trump And The Second Amendment

LGTBQ flags
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Calls To LGBTQ Suicide And Crisis Hotlines Spike After Election Day

A volunteer helps a young girl
Reading Partners

Every Bit Of Positivity Counts. Here's How To Start

Donald Trump, followed by Melania Trump and their son Barron.
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CNN Analyst Puts Into Words Why Many Fear Trump's Presidency

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California And Nebraska Voted Against Banning The Death Penalty

A McDonald's employee takes a customer's order
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The Minimum Wage Is Going Up In 4 States

Gov. Kate Brown sits and smiles.
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Oregon Elects The Nation's First Openly Bisexual Governor

A woman puts an "I voted" sticker on Susan B. Anthony's grave.
Democrat & Chronicle

Susan B. Anthony's Grave Is Getting Covered With 'I Voted' Stickers

A woman grieves as she attends a vigil for Africa Bass, who was killed as she walked through her apartment complex July 27,
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Meet The Women Working To Make 2016 The Last Deadly Summer In Chicago

DeRay McKesson, one of the most recognizable faces of the Black Lives Matter movement, said he's voting for Hillary Clinton.
Newsy / Ben Schamisso

Activist DeRay Mckesson Is With Her — But Not On Everything

An Uber vehicle in Manhattan
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Uber And Lyft Seem To Have A Racial Discrimination Problem

A memorial to victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting
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Should The Rest Of The 911 Calls From The Pulse Shooting Be Released?

Women learning to vote in the 1920s
Cornell University Library

Why You Should Appreciate Your Right To Vote

A gender-neutral bathroom sign
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SCOTUS To Make Decision Concerning Transgender Bathroom Use In Schools

Protesters face police at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site.
Morton County Sheriff's Department

Tensions Continue To Rise At Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

A man wears a ribbon to promote to promote HIV/AIDS knowledge.
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'Patient Zero' Wasn't Responsible For The US AIDS Epidemic; NYC Was

Man donating blood.

Why Does The Government Care About The Sex Lives Of Blood Donors?

Police officers salute
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Despite Recent Protests, Respect For Police Is On The Rise

Richardson Library at DePaul University
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DePaul Deems Anti-Abortion Signs Too Racially Provocative

A man stands by a tiny house
Veterans Community Project

How Tiny Houses Could Get Veterans Off The Streets

Chicago artist Ervin A. Johnson in front of his portraits

Art As Protest: How One Artist Uses Portraits To Confront Injustice

Hillary Clinton has a messaging problem on Muslim Americans.

Clinton Has A Messaging Problem When It Comes To Muslim Americans

A homeless woman in New York City.
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Every Month, Homeless Women Face A Real Barrier — Their Periods

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the third presidential debate.
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The Candidates Share Their Thoughts On Abortion

A Chicago police officer guards the perimeter of a crime scene where six people were found slain inside a home on the city's
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Does Adding Police Reduce Crime? In Chicago, It's Complicated

A line of food trucks in front of Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas

When Trump Said He Wanted A Wall, This Isn't What He Meant

Contrasting images of "Pepe the Frog," a cartoon which has been turned into a hate symbol by certain groups.
Know Your Meme / Anti-Defamation League

Pepe The Frog Is Trying To Return To Its Positive, Non-Racist Roots