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Living Coral is the Pantone Color Institute's color of the year for 2019. The vibrant hue represents "the fusion of modern life," the institute explains. Courtesy of Pantone Color Institute hide caption

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President Trump has been pushing back on the notion of a "blue wave," and embracing the idea of a "red wave." But the adaptation of "red" is a popular culture shift from the Cold War. Renee Klahr/NPR hide caption

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UCLA students hold crosses, while taking part in a 2006 rally on campus to express their concerns about the lack of racial diversity in the student body. Mel Melcon/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Ten Thousand Writers... and Two Intrepid Podcast Hosts

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