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House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio walks to a strategy session for Republican House members Friday. Lack of a clear leader with a unifying vision for the party going forward has spurred dissension in the ranks in the wake of the November elections, in which the party retained control of the House, though with a smaller majority. “It’s disappointing to see infighting in the party,” said a GOP operative who was an aide to the party’s 2012 presidential nominee. (Associated Press)

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LeBron James' 'I can't breathe' T-shirt the latest display of politics on the playing field

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James on Monday night during pregame warmups wore an “I can’t breathe” T-shirt, referring to Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer placed him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. The shirt, one of several featuring the slogan that have been seen around the league in recent days after a grand jury declined to indict the officer last week, is just one in a long history of political statements made by athletes on the playing field. Here are some others.