Posts Tagged Social issues

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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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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Redskins: Canceling trademark violates free-speech rights

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for the Washington Redskins are telling a judge that the team’s free-speech rights will be infringed upon if a federal panel’s decision to cancel the team’s trademarks is allowed to stand.

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‘Birdman’ tops Oscars defined by advocacy, originality

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu attends the 87th Academy Awards - 21st Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Oscar Party at BOA Steakhouse on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone of the season from a reductive fixation on snubs and fact-checking to a positive celebration of original filmmaking and purposeful advocacy for causes as diverse as immigration, suicide and equal rights.

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