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Washington, D.C., NFL team undergoing ‘thorough review’ of team name

FILE – In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo, the Washington Redskins NFL football team logo is seen on the field before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. The recent national conversation about racism has renewed calls for the Washington Redskins to change their name. D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser called the name an “obstacle” to the team building its stadium and headquarters in the District, but owner Dan Snyder over the years has shown no indications he’d consider it. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) NY155 NY155

The Washington, D.C., NFL team said Friday that it will undergo a "thorough review" of its name. In a statement, the team said recent events around the U.S. and feedback from the community prompted the formal review.

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