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Edward Blum announces the filing of two lawsuits on Monday, challenging the alleged racial preference admissions policies of Harvard and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Hema Ramaswamy prepares backstage for her performance. She studied with Chitra Venkateswaran (right) for 4 1/2 years in preparation for this recital. Preston Merchant hide caption

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"My hope has always been to make movies with people of color in them but tell stories that are universal," says Gina Prince-Bythewood. Suzanne Tenner/Blackbird Productions hide caption

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Back in 1925, thousands of Ku Klux Klan members paraded past the U.S. Treasury building in Washington, D.C., as part of a big rally. Throughout its iterations, the KKK has tried to position itself as a respectable, mainstream civic organization. AP hide caption

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Republican Mia Love celebrates with her supporters after winning the race for Utah's 4th Congressional District on Tuesday. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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The Sonic Boom of the South at Jackson State isn't just a band; it's the university's most visible marketing tool. Keith O'Brien/NPR hide caption

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