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Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., speaks at a press conference on Capitol Hill on Jan. 31. Waters called for an investigation into Trump administration ties to Russia. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Fatima Avelica, 13, daughter of of Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, attends a rally with loved ones and supporters for his release outside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices on March 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Shows With Black Characters Find Loyal Non-Black Fans

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Models pose at the end of the Marc Jacobs Runway Show at Park Avenue Armory on February 16, 2017 in New York City. In the past, Jacobs has been criticized for culturally insensitive runway shows. This year marked a change. Peter White/Getty Images hide caption

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The Comfort Woman statue, with bird on shoulder, beside an empty chair symbolizing survivors who are of an old age without having yet witnessed judgement, in Glendale, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll Finds 3 Women Of Color As New Face Of Feminism

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Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, left, checks her phone Tuesday after taking a photo as President Trump and leaders of historically black colleges and universities pose for a group photo in the Oval Office. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Race And The Controversial History Of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs speaks onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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