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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

‘Respect’ indeed: Aretha flipped man’s song into epic anthem

It’s easy to forget that “Respect” wasn’t originally Aretha Franklin’s song. But the Queen of Soul sang it like it was made for her, and for only her.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 11:16 a.m.

Anthem picks former UnitedHealth executive to become CEO

Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem has picked a former top executive from its biggest competitor to replace Joseph Swedish as its next CEO.


Reacting to owner Bob McNair’s comments, many Texans kneel during anthem for the first time

Despite the furor that has unfolded this season over whether NFL players should have the right to take a knee during the national anthem, the Houston Texans have stayed out …


NFL owners will decide whether a team can force its players to stand for the national anthem

NFL owners will have a comprehensive discussion next week at their regularly scheduled meeting in New York about the controversy over players’ protests during the national anthem and will determine …


Trump campaign raising money off Pence walking out of NFL game

President Donald Trump’s joint fundraising committee sent an email Monday asking donors to show support for Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to leave an NFL game in Indianapolis after some …


CBS clarifies after saying Kaepernick would stand for anthem

CBS reporter clarified his televised report saying quarterback Colin Kaepernick told him he would stand during the national anthem if he played in the NFL again, saying he didn’t actually …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 5:53 p.m.

Protests muted week after NFL responds to Trump criticism

The San Francisco 49ers played on Thursday last week, before President Donald Trump lashed out at NFL players for not standing during the national anthem.


NFL investigating death threats against Titans tight end

The Tennessee Titans informed the NFL about the death threats to Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker and his family because of the anthem protests. The league said Friday its …


NFL players kneel during national anthem following further Trump tweets

NFL game day dawned Sunday with a powerful display of unity by the Baltimore Ravens’ and Jacksonville Jaguars’ players and coaches, who locked arms on the sideline of London’s Wembley …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 4 p.m.

Insurer Anthem fires back at Cigna

Health insurers Anthem and Cigna are now trading lawsuits instead of working together to salvage their shaky $48-billion buyout agreement.


Dana Milbank: GOP downgrades health care ‘disaster’

For seven years, ACA opponents vowed to make its repeal their top concern. Now they have unfettered control of the government and they aren’t even talking about repealing.


Tim Kawakami: What Colin Kaepernick has accomplished, and is accomplishing, is American history

This is only getting larger, because Colin Kaepernick’s protest was always genuine, because his words have been precise, his attitude has been thoughtful, his support has been growing, and his …


Kaepernick decision not to stand for anthem gets NFL talking

Letting his hair go au natural and sprinting between drills as usual, Colin Kaepernick took the field Sunday with the San Francisco 49ers as his stance against standing for the …