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After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for racist comments made in private, Congressman Henry Waxman says he wonders how the team's owner and the NFL can justify the Redskins' name.
The latest back-and-forth over the Washington Redskins name includes a stern letter from two members of Congress, who call the team name 'an insult' and who are questioning the NFL's tax-exempt status.
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It was only the latest development in controversy over a name that some say is insensitive and offensive to Native Americans.
The Washington Redskins' nickname was back in the spotlight over the weekend as NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas sounded off during halftime of Sunday's game.
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