NFL calls Trump’s comments ‘divisive’

The NFL logo adorns the field in during the first half of an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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President Trump said players who kneel during the national anthem should be “fired,” prompting responses from the NFL and the players union.

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The club announced the decision hours after the president tweeted he was withdrawing the invitation.

// ‘U bum’: NBA and NFL players react to Trump on social media

LeBron James called the president a “bum” in his response, and Patriots safety Devin McCourty also added his thoughts.

// Trump keeps up the pressure on GOP holdouts in health bill

President Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party’s last-ditch health care hope.

// Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Although in most cases the systems were not breached.

Senator John McCain.

Senator McCain to vote ‘no’ on health care bill

Senator John McCain said that he could not “in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal.”

Tito Jackson was sworn in as a city councilor in 2011. He has a reputation for calling out the powerful.

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Tito Jackson’s record steeped in advocacy

Council historians stressed there is nothing unusual about Jackson’s limited record: Most of the substantive legislation the council votes on originates with the mayor.

// Voter turnout expected to be low in mayoral preliminary

The Massachusetts secretary of state said he expects 60,000 registered voters to cast their ballots.

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Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem A. Mazen is the state’s highest-profile Muslim elected official.

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