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Washington, D.C.'s NFL team will temporarily rebrand as the "Washington Football Team" for the 2020 season until a new name is agreed upon, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Why it matters: The team's previous name has been used by some as a slur against Native Americans. Supporters, including owner Dan Snyder, had long argued that the name honored Native Americans, but the anti-racism movement that has swept across the country since the death of George Floyd ultimately pushed the team to make a change.

Details: The team's previous logo — which was seen as a caricature of Native Americans — will be replaced on team helmets with the players' numbers in gold, ESPN reports.

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The big picture: The team's temporary name change follows an ultimatum from $620 billion worth of investors and shareholders, who asked Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo to cut ties with the team unless the name was changed. Amazon also removed all products with the team's name and logo from its stores in early July.

Go deeper: The complicated process of changing an NFL team name

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Milwaukee Brewers opt out of playing tonight after NBA's Jacob Blake boycott

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The Milwaukee Brewers have decided not to play their scheduled game against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, joining the Milwaukee Bucks and other NBA teams' protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, according to the Wall Street Journal and ESPN.

The latest: The Seattle Mariners, which has more Black players on its roster than any team in the MLB, has voted not to play its game against the San Diego Padres.

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigns

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Kevin Mayer resigned Wednesday as CEO of TikTok, the popular video app that's in the spotlight amid U.S.-China tensions, and which has been ordered by President Trump to sell its U.S. operations to a domestic buyer.

Why it matters: Mayer took the job just three months ago after 27 years on-and-off at Disney, where he most recently headed online streaming, including the debut of Disney+, and was long considered a potential successor to former CEO Bob Iger.

Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Virginia attorney general fires Jan. 6 investigator from university post

McIntire Amphitheater at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo: Robert Knopes/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The lead investigator for the Jan. 6 House select committee investigating the Capitol riot has been fired from his position as the University of Virginia's counsel by the state's new Republican attorney general, per the Washington Post.

Why it matters: Democrats say the removal of Tim Heaphy from his post after some three years while he's on leave from the university to investigate the insurrection is likely "retribution" for the House probe — an accusation strongly denied by the office of state Attorney General Jason Miyares (R).