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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Southern Poverty Law Center "hate map" has come under heated criticism on the right for lumping mainstream conservative organizations with the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis. (SPLC)

Antifa isn't a 'hate group,' Southern Poverty Law Center claims

You can find conservative policy centers like the Family Research Council on the Southern Poverty Law Center's "hate map," but not the violent left-wing extremist group antifa. According to SPLC president Richard Cohen, antifa, although prone to violence, doesn't actually espouse hate. Published December 2, 2017

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017, file photo, Seattle Seahawks players sit and kneel during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, in Santa Clara, Calif. President Donald Trump is renewing his complaints about NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. Players have been kneeling to protest racism and police brutality, particularly toward people of color. Trump says the act is disrespectful and is hurting the game.(AP Photo/Don Feria, File)

Trump zings NFL again as ratings dip, protests surge

President Trump took a jab Tuesday at the NFL's declining viewership after a week in which television ratings were down but the number of players refusing to stand for the national anthem was up. Published November 28, 2017

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) rushes past New England Patriots linebacker David Harris, center, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Raiders' Lynch sits for U.S. anthem, stands for Mexico's

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat Sunday for "The Star-Spangled Banner," as he has done all season, but then stood for the Mexican national anthem before his team faced the New England Patriots in Mexico City. Published November 19, 2017