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Mexican consulates, like this one in Houston, are helping some unauthorized immigrants from Mexico pay application fees for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. WhisperToMe/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Over his 17-year career, John Cho, an Asian-American actor, has managed to not be cast primarily as "an Asian-American actor." Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder attends a meeting with the My Brother's Keeper Task Force in May. He announced today that he is stepping down from his job. Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Jonathan Rapping, president and founder of Gideon's Promise. MacArthur Foundation/The John D. and Catherine T. Mac hide caption

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Sharp observations about race, class and gender plus pure passion for the theater: That's what get when you ask a distinguished panel of playwrights whether "The Great White Way" is still too white. Getty Images hide caption

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The Cosby Show starred Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad as Cliff and Clair Huxtable, an upper-middle-class couple in New York. Tempestt Bledsoe, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Lisa Bonet and Keshia Knight Pulliam played four of their five children. Frank Carroll/AP hide caption

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Adrian Peterson (right) was ordered to stay away from his team, the Minnesota Vikings, while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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In Metástasis, Diego Trujillo (center) plays Walter Blanco, a chemistry teacher who sells crystal meth with his former student José Miguel Rosas, played by Roberto Urbina. Manuel Rodriguez/UniMás hide caption

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Alain Locke is buried at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. He lies near many of the nation's early congressmen and next to the first director of the Smithsonian's Museum of African Art. Adam Cole/NPR hide caption

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Daily Show correspondent Michael Che will become the first black co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. Paul Marotta/Courtesy of Michael Che hide caption

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