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Redskins to senators: Team's name is 'respectful'

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Redskins President Bruce Allen said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday that the football team's nickname is "respectful" toward Native Americans. On Thursday, half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to change the Washington club's name, saying it is a racist slur and it is time to replace it. The franchise responded by releasing...

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