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Courtney B. Vance — pictured above in his role as Johnnie Cochran in The People v. O.J. Simpson — says the miniseries is a "perfect opportunity for us to begin the process" of talking about the nation's deep racial divide. "It's not going to happen overnight," he says. "It's got to be talked through." Prashant Gupta/FX Networks hide caption

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Cochran Would Be 'Leading The Charge' In Ferguson, Says Actor Courtney Vance

Actor Courtney B. Vance plays lawyer Johnnie Cochran in the FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson. "Finally, on the biggest stage, a black man worked the system," Vance says.

A patient at a Rio de Janeiro clinic has a blood sample taken to check for Zika and other viruses. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Much Harm Can The Zika Virus Really Do?

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Residents Grant and Gaye Gunderson, part of the group of town residents who were waiting for the anti-federal, anti-FBI protesters at the courthouse in Harney County. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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To Protesters Flocking To Oregon Town, Locals Say 'Go Home'

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This San Francisco home collapsed in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which also claimed dozens of lives. ADAM TEITELBAUM/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Quake Warning System Could Save Lives When Seconds Count

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Oh, weird, a street scene in Mumbai where everything isn't covered in neon clouds of dust. Is this really even India? Subhendu Sarkar/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Dear White Artists Making Music Videos In India: Step Away From The 'Holi' Powder

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Children from a refugee camp in the Dutch city of Nijmegen arrive for their first day of school last month. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In A Dutch City, A Syrian Couple Settles In And Is Reminded Of Home

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Courtney B. Vance — pictured above in his role as Johnnie Cochran in The People v. O.J. Simpson — says the miniseries is a "perfect opportunity for us to begin the process" of talking about the nation's deep racial divide. "It's not going to happen overnight," he says. "It's got to be talked through." Prashant Gupta/FX Networks hide caption

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Cochran Would Be 'Leading The Charge' In Ferguson, Says Actor Courtney Vance

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