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Dozens protest NFL players anthem-kneeling before Bucs vs. Giants game

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Angry at the NFL players who refused to stand during the national anthem, about fifty people protested at a rally Sunday just blocks from Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, where the New York Giants faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . “My attitude is, if my flag offends you, then I’ll help you pack,” said Jim Heckman. “You need to leave America if you can’t stand the flag.”

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Israel fumbles goodwill visit of NFL players

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It was supposed to be a feel-good visit by a group of professional football players to give a boost to image-conscious Israel. But in an embarrassing fumble by the Israeli government, only five of 11 NFL players in the delegation showed up after being blitzed by Palestinian activists opposed to the visit. Israel’s ministry for strategic affairs and public diplomacy issued a press release after the Super Bowl boasting that the visit would bring “influencers” who would serve as “goodwill…

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Patrick Murphy picks up endorsement from left-leaning group End Citizens United

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Liberal public interest group End Citizens United endorsed Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. The group – founded to fight against “dark money in politics” which they say is corrupting the federal government in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC – says that The move flouts the conventional wisdom – and the narrative advanced by fellow U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson – that Grayson is the only “real” Democrat in the race to…

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