South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Earlier in the day, she said: "It's offensive to me as a woman and as a minority that Democrats can go and say, 'That party hates you,' and can get away with that." Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Serena Williams, left, and Venus Williams compete in Wimbledon at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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In 1988, Julie Sanders was present at a racist murder. A lot has happened since then, she says — but forgiveness isn't included. She visited StoryCorps with Randy Blazak in Portland, Ore. StoryCorps hide caption

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Justice Bernette Johnson is at the center of a legal battle over whether she will be the next chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Louisiana Supreme Court/AP hide caption

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J. Gerald Hebert speaks to the Alexandria, Va., Democratic Committee in 2011. The attorney specializes in helping governments "bail out" from federal oversight of their local elections. Courtesy of J. Gerry Herbert hide caption

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