Vice President Joe Biden swears in Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) as his mother, Carolyn, holds a Bible on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The maker of the popular Thai hot sauce Sriracha hot sauce is under fire — get it? — for allegedly fouling the air around its Southern California production site. Nick Ut/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Does The Word "Redskins" Cause Psychological Damage?
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Police, Community Relations Strained After Teen's Death
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Young African-American Shoppers Sue Barneys, NYPD For Profiling
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Senator Cory Booker: Workhorse Or Show Horse?
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Parents arrive to pick up their children from a school in Montgomery, Ala. After a tough immigration law was enacted in 2011, Hispanic students began to disappear from classrooms in the state's public schools. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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The children of the Ruseva family — at the heart of a story about a Roma child suspected of being kidnapped because she had blond hair and blue eyes — might not read to many as relatives. But they are. BGNES/AP hide caption

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When Will We Stop Side-Eyeing Relatives Who Don't 'Match'?
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Poet Nikki Giovanni On The Darker Side Of Her Life
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Condola Rashad: A Fresh Face To The Classic 'Juliet'
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Putting The Spotlight On Blacks In Tech
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'Shop-And-Get-Frisked' When You Spend $350 At Barneys
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