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1:15Adolf Hitler and members of the Nazi party
German Federal Archives

What A 1940s Government Film Said About Fascism Is Relevant In 2017

0:46Statues of Breckinridge and Morgan
Public Domain

One Mayor In Kentucky Is Pushing To Move Confederate Monuments

2:02An "alt-right" supporter holds up a protest sign
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'Hatreon' Is The New Crowdfunding Platform For The 'Alt-Right'

1:58Actress Tala Ashe speaks at 2017 Comic-Con.
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This Muslim Superhero May Battle A Real-World Threat: Islamophobia

1:53UC Irvine in the springtime
University of California, Irvine

UC Irvine Just Retracted Nearly 500 Admission Offers

1:20A child who was born intersex walks with her parents
Human Rights Watch

Groups Want To End Sex-Assignment Surgeries For Those Born Intersex

0:49Girl Scout poses with her homemade robot
Girl Scouts of the USA

Girl Scouts Can Now Get Badges For Building Robots

2:08Trump meets with officials from HBCUs.
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Historically Black Colleges Are Pushing Trump To Do More For Them

3:48A woman from the Chicago-area gun club Ladies of Steel fires a handgun.
Ben Schamisso / Newsy

Promoting Black Gun Ownership In Gun-Violent Chicago

0:55NY subway train
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New York Is Spending Billions To Fix Its Failing Subway System

1:36Students walk near Royce Hall of UCLA
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Republicans Are More Likely To Think Poorly Of College — Here's Why

1:25Graduation cap
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Up To $5B In Student Loans Could Be Erased Due To Missing Paperwork

1:28An ITT Tech campus
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More For-Profit Schools Are Closing Because Of Obama-Era Regulations

0:56New Apple emoji

Apple's New Emoji Don't Include A Redhead, But We're Getting A Zombie

1:07A girl participates in an art exhibit
Voice of America

An Artist Is Using Old Phone Booths To Tell Immigrant Stories

1:34"War for the Planet of the Apes"
20th Century Fox

'War For The Planet Of The Apes' Takes Top Spot From 'Spider-Man'

1:27Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
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Speaker Paul Ryan Plans To 'Modernize' House Dress Code

1:35A young man plays "Grand Theft Auto IV."
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This Study Says Video Games Might Take Young Men Out Of The Workforce

1:08College graduation
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Majority Of Republicans Turn Against Colleges In New Survey

0:54Graduation ceremony
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Chicago To Class Of 2020: Have A Grad Plan, Or We Keep Your Diploma

1:16Muslim student takes notes during lecture
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Despite Safety Concerns, International Student Enrollment Holds Steady

1:28Ava DuVernay speaking in Los Angeles in 2017.
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Ava DuVernay To Direct Netflix Series On Central Park Five

0:45Public school classroom
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This State Now Lets Any Resident Challenge What's Taught In Schools

0:58Chicago police
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More Than 100 People Shot In Chicago Over Holiday Weekend

0:56A baby's feet
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Scientists Scramble To Find Out Why The US Birthrate Hit Record Low

1:08Essence Vegas Cannabis Dispensary
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You Can Now Legally Buy Weed In Nevada

1:57Hands tied behind someone's back
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How Should Police Handle Children When Detaining Their Parents?

0:58People read in a public library
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Millennials Are More Likely To Head To The Library Than Other Adults

0:49Pedestrians in Washington, D.C.
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The US Population Is Increasing In Age And Diversity

0:53Vice President Mike Pence and his family show off their two new pets.
Karen Pence

Meet Vice President Mike Pence's Newest Fur Babies