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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that most people caught smoking in public will get a ticket instead of being arrested.

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1:44A father and son with U.S. border patrol agents
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Nielsen: Migrants Aren't Being 'Turned Away' But Told To 'Come Back'

2:11A border patrol agent's vest
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Trump Admin. Says Rise In Family Separations Is On Congress. It's Not.

2:53A doctor holds an intrauterine device
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How IUDs Became One Of Doctors' Top Contraceptive Choices

5:34YouTube's Pride Month logo.

YouTube Still Hasn't Figured Out How To Stop Restricting LGBTQ Videos

0:48A mother and her child are searched after crossing the border
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House Immigration Bill Would Ban Separating Families At The Border

2:33Revellers take part in the annual Gay Pride parade on June 8, 2018 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Tens of thousand of participants fro
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The History Of Pride In America

0:59Person holding U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services packet
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Government Crackdown On Those Who Get Citizenship Under False Identity

2:35A woman walks by a homeless man along a Manhattan street on November 30, 2017 in New York City.
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Rising Rent In America's Largest Cities Is Increasing Homelessness

2:36Sara Grossman standing in front of the Pulse nightclub memorial in Orlando, Florida.
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Pulse Nightclub Is Now A Symbol Of Solidarity For A Healing Community

0:23A woman mourns for the Pulse nightclub victims
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Florida Governor Declares June 12 Pulse Remembrance Day

1:41Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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Justice Department Says Domestic Abuse Is Not Grounds For Asylum

5:02Inmate at Cook County Jail
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Behind Bars: Inside The Country's Largest Mental Health Hospital

Two anti-gang activists in Chicago

Chicago Anti-Gang Activists Say Facebook Is Used For Harm In Feuds

0:57Philadelphia Eagles players
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No Philadelphia Eagles Players Knelt During The Anthem In 2017 Season

5:40Lulú Martínez by the U.S-Mexico border in 2013.
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This Queer Dreamer And 'Chicagoan Of The Year' Was Granted Asylum

1:10A gay couple
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European Court Rules All EU Nations Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

1:49Screenshot of "Active Shooter" game.
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What Happens To Video Games That Mimic Real-Life Violence

1:01Statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Virginia
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More Than 100 Confederate Monuments Have Been Removed Since 2015

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Here's How Racism May Affect Mental And Physical Health


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4:48Madison Miles and the big BIG move
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How One Author Is Bringing Diversity To Children's Books

15:42A sign for an emergency phone is seen on the span of the Golden Gate Bridge October 10, 2008 in San Francisco, California.
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American Suicide Rates Keep Climbing — Silence Only Makes It Worse

12:56A close up Photo illustration showing a dictionary definition of the word 'plebeian.'
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Even Harmless Words Matter, Especially For Kids And Stereotypes

2:45SunPower field supervisor Oscar Madrigal demonstrates using a panel washing robot on a row of solar panels.
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The Growing Solar Industry Lacks Diversity

2:07A pile of marshmallows on a black surface
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The Famous Marshmallow Test May Not Predict Success Like We Thought

5:05a diversity training
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What Happens In A Diversity Training And How Success Is Measured

3:35View inside a Jail cell
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How One Of The Country’s Largest Jails Got Rid of Solitary Confinement

1:01NFL players kneeling during national anthem
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The NFL Approves A New National Anthem Policy

1:16Gavin Grimm
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Judge Backs Transgender Teen Gavin Grimm's Bathroom Lawsuit

2:17Pro-abortion and anti-abortion activists at the March for Life in Washington.
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Abortion Debate Heats Up Ahead Of Midterm Elections