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Daphne Rubin-Vega played Mimi in Rent. "It was a lot of fun to actually be able to practically apply my research of partying ..." she says. "I knew these people. I knew this world." She's pictured above with Adam Pascal in New York Theatre Workshop's 1996 production of Rent. Joan Marcus hide caption

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13,140,000 Minutes: It's Been 25 Years Since The First Performance Of 'Rent'

On Jan. 25, 1996, a new rock musical by a little-known writer, Jonathan Larson, gave its first performance. But that show almost didn't happen: Larson died of an aortic aneurysm early that morning.

Demonstrators raise their arms and chant, "Hands up, don't shoot," in August 2014 as they protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Fatal Police Shootings Of Unarmed Black People Reveal Troubling Patterns

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Daphne Rubin-Vega played Mimi in Rent. "It was a lot of fun to actually be able to practically apply my research of partying ..." she says. "I knew these people. I knew this world." She's pictured above with Adam Pascal in New York Theatre Workshop's 1996 production of Rent. Joan Marcus hide caption

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13,150,080 Minutes: It's Been 25 Years Since The First Performance Of 'Rent'

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Under Solicitor General Noel Francisco, the Trump administration regularly leap-frogged over appeals courts, going directly to the Supreme Court to block decisions it didn't like from federal trial courts. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Biden's Solicitor General Faces Tough Choices On Trump Supreme Court Positions

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