Paula Deen dissolved into tears during her appearance Wednesday on NBC's Today show with Matt Lauer. The celebrity chef told Lauer she was not a racist, but image experts say she'll have to work harder to convince the public. Peter Kramer/AP hide caption

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How To Prove You're Not A Racist

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Baby Veronica and her biological father, Dusten Brown, feed geese and ducks in April in Nowata, Okla. Jeremy Charles for The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Happy Ruling For Adoptive Couple, Uncertainty For Baby Girl

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Immigrant advocates use an image of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on a mock state driver's license during a 2012 rally in Santa Fe, N.M., to protest her proposal to repeal a state law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. Russell Contreras/AP hide caption

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Sebastien de la Cruz gave an encore performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the NBA Finals game on Thursday. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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11-Year-Old Keeps Singing In Face Of Hate

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Longtime East Harlem resident Johnny Montanez, 53, says he sells Puerto Rican flags and T-shirts a few doors down from his apartment building to show that Puerto Ricans are "still here." Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rican Flags Wave To New York's Parade-Goers

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Okla. Real Estate: Priced To Sell, Includes Storm Shelter

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Mynor Sanchez, a resident of Moore, Okla., lives a few blocks away and three houses down from major destruction. He is volunteering Friday in the neighborhood with his church, Templo El Alabanza, trying to do any tasks with which residents need help. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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'Part Of The Community': Latinos Rebuild After Okla. Tornado

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Marc Austin monitors radar and issues warnings at the National Weather Center in Norman, Okla., on Thursday. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Tornado's Survival Rate 'Not Just Luck,' Meteorologist Says

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Jackeline Lizama (front) plans to attend a local community college after she graduates next month from her high school in Silver Spring, Md. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Latino High School Grads Enter College At Record Rate

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Black Voters Turned Out At Greatest Rate For 2012 Election

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Dhundiraj Govind Phalke (left), known as the father of Indian cinema, examines a filmstrip. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Bollywood's Early Roots In A Silent Film

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A "sold" sign is posted outside a home in Carmel, Ind. Black and Latino homebuyers pay about 3.5 percent more for housing than whites and Asians, according to a study released this week by Duke University. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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