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Follow Colin Kaepernick, Change the World

The NFL quarterback took a big personal risk with his national-anthem protest against injustice in the U.S. Now other athletes are joining him, as are countless other Americans who want to overturn the status quo. Their courage can make all the difference.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Colin Kaepernick, for Refusing to Stand During the National Anthem

In his act of protest against racial injustice in the U.S., the San Francisco 49ers quarterback has taken a lot of hits. But he’s not backing down and has succeeded in igniting an important debate.

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The Unbreakable Bond of Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell

The sportscaster and boxer were cut from the same cloth. While Cosell didn’t dodge punches like Ali, both men lived with unflinching integrity.

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Americans’ First Communal Muslim Funeral: Muhammad Ali (Video)

The funeral of Muhammad Ali, attended by a throng of 20,000, was the first national funeral for an American hero that was also a Muslim ceremony, or janazah.

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Muhammad Ali, by the Book

He may be the only athlete who merits an entire college course. Here are the books that would make up the curriculum.

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Comments of the Week: Packing a Punch

This week’s roundup includes a snappy take on the legal and ideological battle between tech leader Peter Thiel and Gawker, a pointed comparison referring to the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal and a tribute to the late, great—actually, make that “The Greatest”—Muhammad Ali.

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Sufi Boxer Muhammad Ali’s Last Fight Was Against Extremism and Politicians’ Islamophobia

Muhammad Ali, far from being pugilistic with the pugnacious Donald Trump, gently called on all U.S. politicians to distinguish between a fringe of misguided extremists and the actual teachings of Islam, which Ali saw as uniting humankind in love.

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A Conversation With Randy Roberts

Roberts, co-author of “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X,” the first book to examine the relationship between Ali and Malcolm, speaks with Allen Barra.

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Riddles, Lies and Lives—Castro, Muhammad Ali, Einstein and Barbie

It was not by Lucifer’s curse or God’s miracle that the new country managed to outlive 10 U.S. presidents, their napkins spread in their laps, ready to eat it with knife and fork. His enemies do not say that in spite of sorrow, external aggression and internal high-handedness, the distressed island spawned the least unjust society in Latin America.

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NSA Spied on Vietnam War Critics

The National Security Agency tapped the phones of prominent Vietnam War opponents in the late 1960s and ’70s, including Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King. Jr., newly declassified files reveal.

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Pronouncing Himself Best Prime Minister Ever

Channeling Muhammad Ali bravado with a Kanye sensibility, Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi has declared himself as “the best prime minister,” inferior to no one in history and the “most legally persecuted man of all times.”

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