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Art Clay, 78, of Chicago takes a run in a light snowfall on Wednesday. Clay is a co-founder of the National Brotherhood of Skiers. Sonya Doctorian for NPR hide caption

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Viewers have criticized the lack of characters of color in Marvel's Agent Carter -- K. Tempest Bradford says it's just one of a long line of properties that overlook the presence of African Americans outside of slavery, Reconstruction and the civil rights era. Kelsey McNeal/ABC hide caption

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A young girl with a white father and a black mother wrote to the half-Vulcan, half-human Spock for advice on fitting in. FaVE! Magazine, via My Star Trek Scrapbook hide caption

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Val James of the Toronto Maple Leafs takes warmup prior to a preseason game against the Boston Bruins at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1986. Graig Abel Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Upasana Kone's husband works at Microsoft on an H-1B tech visa, but her spouse visa does not include a work permit. The Obama administration has announced a possible rule change to allow some spouses to get a job. Upasana Kone hide caption

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Samantha Elauf was not hired by the preppy retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a headscarf during her job interview, which the company said conflicted with its dress code. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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