A mural depicting peace in Ferguson was painted on the wall of a vacant building near the city's police department. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Trevor Noah will appear in Santa Monica on Tuesday, then head to the U.K. for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in late August. Don't worry, he'll be back in time for his debut as the Daily Show host. Michael O'Brian/Flickr hide caption

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Coates with his son Samori. Random House hide caption

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Raymond Smith of Charleston, S.C., kneels in prayer in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston before a worship service on June 21. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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President Obama is condemning the unrest in Baltimore, saying a handful of "criminals" are taking advantage of the situation following the April 19 death of Freddie Gray. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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University of Oklahoma students march to the now-closed Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house during a rally against racism Tuesday. Two former members of the fraternity have apologized for their roles in a video that showed them singing a racist chant. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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A rally was held outside the University of Oklahoma's Evans Hall on Monday to protest a video featuring racist chants allegedly by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members. Two people in the video were expelled Tuesday. Jacob McCleland/KGOU hide caption

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