Zena “Chief Z” Williams, unofficial mascot of the Washington Redskins, signs autographs during fan appreciation day at the Redskins’ NFL football training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) by Jesse WashingtonAP National Writer The name of a certain pro football team in Washington, D.C., has inspired protests, hearings, editorials, lawsuits, letters from Congress, even a presidential nudge. Yet behind the headlines, it’s unclear how many Native Americans think “Redskins” is a racial slur. Perhaps this uncertainty shouldn’t matter – because the word has an undeniably racist history, or because the team says it uses the word with respect, or because in a truly decent society, some would argue, what hurts a few should be avoided by all.
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In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, President Barack Obama speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in the White House library in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) by Julie PaceAP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending the shaky rollout of his health care law, President Barack Obama said frustrated Americans “definitely shouldn’t give up” on the problem-plagued program now at the heart of his dispute with Republicans over reopening the federal government.
by Schuyler DixonAP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was released Sunday on $500,000 bond, one day after being charged with intoxication manslaughter after what police said was a drunken-driving accident that killed close friend and teammate Jerry Brown. Brent’s attorney George Milner had called the bond amount excessive and beyond what the team had authorized him to post. CHARGED–In this Dec. 2, 2012, photo, Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent runs onto the field out of the team’s tunnel after being introduced before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)