Posts Tagged Government and politics

Union appeals Rice’s indefinite suspension by NFL

In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. The NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The NFL players’ union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night, saying that he shouldn’t be punished twice for punching his fiancee in a casino elevator.

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Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

In this May 29, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Hawks general managerr Danny Ferry waits during a news conference in Atlanta.   Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

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Women in politics: Gillibrand and Davis memoirs

This book cover image released by Blue Rider Press shows "Forgetting to Be Afraid," by Wendy Davis. (AP Photo/Blue Rider Press)

NEW YORK (AP) — “Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir” (Penguin/Blue Rider Press), by Wendy Davis, and “Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World” (Ballantine Books), by Kirsten Gillibrand

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Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wa., from left, President of National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and Chairman of the Swinomish Tribe Brian Cladoosby, and Amy Sarck Dobmeier of the Qissunamiut Tribe of Alaska join other native Americans and lawmakers during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, to pressure the Washington Redskins football team to change their name. Cantwell says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL’s tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name.

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Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

In this Saturday June 30, 2007 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond during the ceremonial opening of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish estate at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence _ and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. Should the Yes campaign succeed on Thursday Sept. 18, 2014, the signs are that the queen would remain the head of state of an independent Scotland _ much in the same way she is the monarch of 15 countries from Jamaica to Canada to the Solomon Islands, regions known as “Commonwealth Realms.” (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan, Pool, File)

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence — and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well.

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