Posts Tagged Social affairs

Redskins: Canceling trademark violates free-speech rights

In this photo taken Aug. 7, 2014, the Washington Redskins logo is seen on the field before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. Lawyers for the Washington Redskins are telling a judge that the team's free-speech rights are being infringed by a federal panel's decision to cancel the team's trademarks for being disparaging to Native Americans. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins’ trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday.

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AP PHOTOS: Bolivian grandmothers stay fit with handball

In this Jan. 28, 2105 photo, elderly Aymara indigenous women run laps during a training session before playing handball in El Alto, Bolivia. Dozens of traditional Aymara grandmothers ease many of the aches and pains of aging by practicing a sport that is decidedly untraditional in Bolivia: team handball. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Dozens of traditional Aymara grandmothers ease many of the aches and pains of aging by practicing a sport that is decidedly untraditional in Bolivia — team handball.

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Taylor Swift gives $50,000 in song proceeds to NYC schools

In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, singer Taylor Swift attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. Swift has donated $50,000 to the New York City public schools.The city tourism bureau tapped Swift as “global welcome ambassador” last year even though critics noted she was a recent transplant to New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s official booster Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the city’s public schools.

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NYC public schools told to add more sports for girls

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights officials say New York City must offer more sports for high school girls in order to comply with federal Title IX provisions.

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2 members of Congress write Goodell about domestic violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of Congress asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence.

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