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Tribal leaders thank Obama for stance

Updated: November 12, 2013, 6:39 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Native American leaders used a meeting at the White House to thank President Barack Obama for voicing concern about the name of the Washington Redskins football team.

Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Nation, which has led efforts to get the team to change its name, thanked Obama for speaking out. Other tribal leaders responded with applause.

In an interview last month with The Associated Press, Obama said that if he owned the Redskins, he would consider changing the name. ...

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