Patriots players kneel before game

Foxborough, MA 09/24/17 New England Patriots players took a knee during the National Anthem before their game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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More than a dozen Patriots players either kneeled or locked arms during the national anthem.

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The Klarman Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday.

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President Trump sent a tweet Sunday afternoon after NFL players locked arms or kneeled during the anthem in early games.

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The Broncos in Orchard Park, N.Y.

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The Buffalo Bills before their game against the Broncos.

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Members of the Miami Dolphins before their game against the Jets in New Jersey.

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The Patriots at Gillette Stadium.

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Bill Belichick, left, and Tom Brady with players.

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The Patriots took a knee.

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Robert Kraft on the sidelines before the game.

Players throughout the NFL defied Trump today

Some Ravens and Jaguars players kneeled, Dolphins players wore #ImWithKaep T-shirts during warmups, and the Steelers stayed in their locker room during the anthem.

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Every pregame studio time dedicated a significant amount of time to discussing President Trump’s comments about protesting the national anthem.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft on the sidelines before the game.

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft issued a statement after President Trump said NFL players who protest during the national anthem should be fired.

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“I have a number of serious reservations about it,” the Senator from Maine said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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Amazon’s Seattle headquarters is centered around the city’s South Lake Union and Belltown neighborhoods.

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The state has received 46 proposals for one of the most important pending infrastructure projects in the Commonwealth.

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In 2016, VA employees filed nearly 2,000 complaints with the Office of Special Counsel — more than the next four most-complained-about departments combined.

STAT

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