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Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins throws the ball in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at FedExField on Nov. 25, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.

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Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins throws the ball in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at FedExField on Nov. 25, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.

Redskins Ready for NBA-Like Action on Racism: Reid

So long as sports commissioners are taking action: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to put an end to the Washington Redskins — their name at least. Reid took to the floor this afternoon commending NBA...

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Washington Redskins fan 'Chief Zee' before a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins.

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Washington Redskins fan 'Chief Zee' before a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins.

Redskins Running With Native American Support

Some Native Americans are standing up for their heritage. The Washington Redskins released a statement today showing support from the Native American community regarding the controversial team name. According to the release, the Redskins organization received over 7,000 letters and...

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Fans of the Washington Redskins cheer against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on Sept. 9, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.

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Fans of the Washington Redskins cheer against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on Sept. 9, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.

Redskins Lining Up for a D.C. Vote

Some pre-game warm-up for a Washington vote on the Washington Redskins: DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the National Football League’s Players Association, says the issue of the team’s name is personal for him. “I grew up here; you come out...

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Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins holds an American flag for Military appreciation before being introduced at FedEx Field on November 18, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.

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Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins holds an American flag for Military appreciation before being introduced at FedEx Field on November 18, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.

Hail to the Redskins? Heck No, Say House Republicans

The Washington metropolitan area is famously a place where vast numbers of the citizenry come from somewhere else, drawn to the community by its cottage industry — the federal government. It is also a locale where coordinated action on key civic concerns such as housing and transportation is...

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