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November 14, 2013 3:15 PM

Tribes want Congress to ban Redskins’ trademark

The country’s tribal leaders, in Washington this week to meet with President Barack Obama, say the word has always been offensive, given the brutal history that surrounds it. And they’re upping the pressure to get the National Football League’s Washington Redskins to change the team mascot, saying the name is clearly racist and doesn’t belong on football gear.

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