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NFL players take a knee
Patriotism, respect for flag cannot be ‘ordered’

This weekend’s “Take a Knee” controversy brings to mind failed efforts from our past to mandate patriotism.
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Podcast: Killing the Watchdog

How quickly can a despotic government dismantle a free press? In this episode of The First Five, we talk to Abdulhamit Bilici, former editor-in-chief of the largest newspaper in Turkey, now living in exile after President Erdogan’s takeover of the press and imprisonment of over 150 journalists.
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Speaking your mind, when free speech has consequences

An ESPN reporter called Trump a white supremacist, and the White House suggested she be fired. Thanks to the First Amendment, ESPN gets the final say.
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