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  • DC considers ban on American Indian nicknames

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will consider banning racially based nicknames for public schools in the nation's capital. Democratic Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced a bill Tuesday that would force five schools in the District of Columbia to change nicknames referring to American...

  • Editorial cartoon: NFL=Not For Long

    Cartoon by Milt Priggee/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Boxer blasts Goodell for NFL's handling of domestic violence

    Sen. Barbara Boxer has appealed directly to the NFL's new government affairs liaison to root out domestic violence among players after chastising league Commissioner Roger Goodell for not doing enough to address the problem.

  • Quit defending abuse

    Children are vulnerable and need protection -- and, unfortunately, that sometimes includes protection from their own parents.

  • Redskins poll: Blacks, Democrats, women support name

    Virginia, once ruled by Pocahontas' father, overwhelmingly supports the Washington Redskins keeping its name, according to a new poll.

  • Capitol Hill's favorite sport? Bashing the NFL

    From the league's domestic violence problems to the controversy over the Washington Redskins' name to even how and when games are broadcast, league Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a beating from Capitol Hill this year. Here's a play-by-play.

  • It's time to end the NFL's nonprofit status

    Congress shouldn't need a reason like domestic violence or an offensive team name to end the NFL's tax-exempt nonprofit status -- It should end because it exemplifies what's wrong with America's tax code.

  • From Pete Rozelle to Roger Goodell

    Being a sports impresario has never been as easy as it looks.

  • On domestic violence, NFL uses NOW's playbook

    When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed down a mere a two-game suspension for domestic violence, he took his cue from some of the very same women's groups now calling for his head.

  • NFL nonprofit status challenged over domestic abuse scandal

    Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., wants to strip the National Football League of its nonprofit status because of the way the league has been handling domestic abuse cases involving its players.

  • Congress applauds NFL for new drug policy

    House Oversight Committee's Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and top Democrat, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said the new policy sends a clear message to professional players -- as well as college, high school and youth athletes -- that performance-enhancing drugs are highly dangerous and won't be...

  • Black women's group criticizes NFL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading black women's group is calling the NFL's decision not to include any African-American women as consultants on domestic violence "unacceptable." The Black Women's Roundtable, made up of female leaders who represent black women and girls, said it appreciated the...

  • Pelosi: 49ers should not have let McDonald play

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters Wednesday that the San Francisco 49ers should not have allowed defensive end Ray McDonald to play in Sunday's game because of pending domestic violence charges.

  • Anheuser-Busch, McDonald's voice NFL disapproval

    Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising. Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday that it has spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent...

  • Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill. In a news...



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