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    The NFL Said Players Can Protest — Four Years After Kaepernick

    “The NFL needs Black players, and I think the league needs to show that they are truly embracing not just the entertainment value that these players bring, but also their social concerns.”

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    The date... June 9! The time... News O'Clock!

    Congressional Democrats put up a series of proposed reforms, but Joe Biden says he’s against defunding police departments.

    The president put out a tweet accusing an elderly protester of being a secret antifa member and, uh, wow.

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    And we talk with Michael Fletcher, senior writer with ESPN's The Undefeated, about the NFL’s decision to let players peacefully protest just four years after Colin Kaepernick first took a knee.

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