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Kaili Turner, Morgan Van Dyne, Alexi Bolden and Gabriela Castillo receive SNL/Second City scholarships. Mindy Tucker; Stephanie Timpone, Karla Janette Figueroa; Ian Mclaren/SNL/The Second City hide caption

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In 2017, Sean Urbanski (right) approached and fatally stabbed Army 1st Lt. Richard Collins III as he waited for a ride-share, on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. U.S. Army, University of Maryland Police Department via AP hide caption

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Shouting protesters face NYPD officers during a Black Lives Matter demonstration last summer in New York City, in outrage over the death of a Black man in Minnesota who died after a white policeman knelt on his neck for several minutes. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was captured on cellphone video kneeling on George Floyd's neck for several minutes, still faces a higher charge of second-degree murder. Brommerich/AP hide caption

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Trump supporters attend an October rally hosted by Long Island and New York City police unions in support of the police in Suffolk County, N.Y. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump supporters gathered outside the Capitol Building last week, in Washington, as Congress prepared to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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We've Had Insurrections Before

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Roy Austin Jr. has been named Facebook's vice president of civil rights, a new position within the company with the mandate to oversee its accountability on racial hatred and discrimination on its platform. Facebook hide caption

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Assistant Chief Yogananda Pittman was designated as acting chief of U.S. Capitol Police on Jan. 8. She joined the force in 2001. U.S. Capitol Police hide caption

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Pro-Trump extremists breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. The insurrection was just the latest chapter in America's ongoing battle over race, writes NPR host Sam Sanders. Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Race

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Police and security forces attempt to hold back a mob of pro-Trump extremists as they storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Now The World Gets To See The Difference': BLM Protesters On The Capitol Attack

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Love And Hope Are At The Heart Of 'The Prophets'

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On Aug. 2, Officers Darian Dasko and Madisen Moen misidentified Brittney Gilliam's SUV license plate as one that matched that of a stolen out-of-state motorcycle. The incident, coupled with growing outrage over the killing of Elijah McClain, was one of several encounters between white officers and Black individuals that lead to mass demonstrations in Aurora, Colo., over the summer. Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The D/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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A pro-Trump mob confronts U.S. Capitol Police after the group stormed the building on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Race And The Capitol Riot: An American Story We've Heard Before

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An anti-racism protester near Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., in May is tear-gassed as he attempts to retrieve a flare thrown at police. The Washington Post/The Washington Post via Getty Im hide caption

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Police hold back supporters of Donald Trump as they gather outside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Olivier Douliery/Getty Images hide caption

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