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NFL kneeling-player debate draws both sides under trending #takeaknee hashtag

President Donald Trump‘s lashing out at NFL players who kneel in protest during the national anthem and the resulting backlash is playing out in part on social media, including under a Twitter hashtag trending Sunday morning, #takeaknee and also another variation, #taketheknee. The hashtag drew sharp responses from people both opposed and supportive of players …

As Catalan independence vote nears, Europe supports keeping Spain intact – The Denver Post

By Pamela Rolfe and James Mcauley, The Washington Post MADRID – A week before a highly contentious Catalonia independence referendum, the Catalan president continued to defy warnings from Spain’s national government to call off the October 1 “self rule” vote. “It will proceed because we had foreseen a contingency plan to guarantee it, but moreover …

African wildlife protectors get a hand in detective training in Commerce City – The Denver Post

By Sam Brasch, Colorado Public Radio DENVER — Saving African wild cats, elephants and other species from extinction takes serious police work. That’s why some of the continent’s conservation officers came to Commerce City, Colorado. They came to train with their U.S. counterparts at a sort of mausoleum for animals lost to poachers and wildlife …

Rohingya Debate: We’re Losing Our Culture and Land to Immigrants, Says Himanta Biswa Sarma

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U.N. General Assembly live updates: Iran unveils new missile and vows to defend itself

Taiwan has its own military, currency and immigration controls. Despite these hallmarks of nationhood, the island of 23 million people cannot join the United Nations or observe the events of U.N. organizations. After more than 10 years of trying, Taiwan has run out of applications to get inside the United Nations itself, the U.N.-backed World …

A Dizzying Week of Trump-Russia Revelations

The possible outcomes of the Russia investigation have always been wildly divergent. On one end of the spectrum, it is possible that the Russian government penetrated deep inside the Trump campaign—perhaps with the candidate’s knowledge—and the two entities knowingly colluded in a clearly illegal and perhaps treasonous manner, which could lead to a delegitimization of …

Roy Moore disrupts U.S. Senate race in Alabama — and prepares for new level of defiance in Washington

Roy Moore, a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Alabama, pauses for a closing prayer at a “Faith and Family” rally at Shoals Christian School in Florence, Ala. (Nathan Morgan for The Washington Post) With the thunder and fire of an old-time revivalist, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore rose before the assembled souls at the …