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NFL To Discuss Redskins' Name With Oneida Indian Nation

Several media outlets have stopped referring to the teams' name, since it is considered a racial slur.
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Several media outlets have stopped referring to the teams' name, since it is considered a racial slur.

The NFL says it will meet with representatives of an Indian tribe from New York that is campaigning for the Washington Redskins to change their nickname.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says a meeting was scheduled for next month and could happen sooner.

The Oneida Indian Nation held a symposium on the issue in Washington Monday to coincide with the NFL owners' meetings taking place in the same hotel today.

At the symposium, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), said the league and team are "promoting a racial slur'' and "this issue is not going away.''

This past weekend, President Barack Obama said he would "think about changing'' the Redskins' name if he owned the team.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder has said that he'll never change the team's name.

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Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.
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Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
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The Politics Hour - April 29, 2016

Kojo reviews Maryland's primary results and what they mean for the region and November's elections. The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Virginia's former governor. And a major funder of youth programs in the District is bankrupt.

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Join Us At Noon Today For An #AirbnbWhileBlack Twitter Chat

Today, Code Switch's Gene Demby and Hidden Brain's Shankar Vedantam will be leading a Twitter chat to discuss what it's like to be a person of color participating in the sharing economy.

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