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THE NFL TAKES A KNEE Dozens of NFL players demonstrated by taking a knee during the national anthem on Sunday following President Donald Trump’s criticism on Friday against athletes that kneel. The Seattle Seahawks sat out the anthem, while the Pittsburgh Steelers also stayed off the field. The owner of the Jaguars, who is a Trump donor, linked arms with his players and called the president’s remarks “divisive.” Trump, insisting his criticism had nothing to do with race, called for an NFL boycott to stop the protests. [HuffPost] [Tweet | Share on Facebook] THE NEW TRAVEL BAN North Korea, Venezuela and Chad were added to the list. [Reuters] WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW OBAMACARE REPEAL DRAFT Including how it further weakens pre-existing condition protections and throws a bunch of money at the states of wavering GOP senators. [HuffPost] 10 NUMBERS THAT EXPLAIN THE DEVASTATION IN PUERTO RICO Between 80 to 90 percent of homes are destroyed in certain areas. And here’s how you can help. [HuffPost] SOUND FAMILIAR? “President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, has used a private email account alongside his official White House account to exchange messages with other administration officials, Politico reported on Sunday.” [Reuters] ANGELA MERKEL WON REELECTION OVER THE WEEKEND But Germany’s parliament is far from gender equality, and a far-right nationalist party won parliament spots. [HuffPost] 1 DEAD, MULTIPLE INJURED IN TENNESSEE CHURCH SHOOTING A masked gunman opened fire on congregants as they left a Burnette Chapel Church in Antioch Sunday morning. [HuffPost] WHAT’S BREWING

NETS AND LASERS Are part of the Pentagon’s developing toolkit in its fight against ISIS drones. [NYT] RURAL MATERNITY WARDS ARE CLOSING, AND WOMEN’S LIVES ARE ON THE LINE “Women will be delivering in cars or at home. Some will get hardly any prenatal care.” [HuffPost] YES, KYLIE JENNER IS REPORTEDLY PREGNANT No, we don’t know much more than that. [HuffPost] START TAKING ENGAGEMENT BETS Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first public appearance. [HuffPost] WE FEEL ANCIENT Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the “Full House” premiere. [HuffPost] WOULD YOU LET WALMART STOCK YOUR REFRIGERATOR? As in, put things in your refrigerator when you weren’t home? [HuffPost] FORGET CHEAT SHEET This kid brought in a cheat poster. [HuffPost] THIS LITTLE GIRL IS TOTALLY CONFUSED BY THE LACK OF TOUCHSCREEN ON A GAMEBOY Remember when you thought it was the coolest? Yeah, she’s not impressed. [HuffPost]


Charles Bradley, known as the “screaming eagle of soul” had died of cancer. He was 68. These are the 21 states Russian hackers targeted in the 2016 election. Former President Barack Obama reportedly tried to warn Mark Zuckerberg about the proliferation of “fake news” on the social media network. LeBron James has spoken out about why Trump’s attacks are personal. NASA dedicates a facility in honor of ‘Hidden Figures’ heroine Katherine Johnson. The transformation of these actors into Van Gogh paintings is unbeatable. Try not to laugh at Ellen’s insertion of herself into Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” video. Neil deGrasse Tyson took some science to your favorite “Game of Thrones” scenes. “The push for gender equality in tech? Some men say it’s gone too far.” Meet the puppies of Chernobyl. This New York art exhibit is under fire for featuring a video of dogs strapped to treadmills. Will you be watching Megyn Kelly’s new morning show, which debuts today?


This article originally appeared on HuffPost.