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How the WNBA helped the Democrats take control of the US Senate

The latest chapter in the WNBA’s history of shared urgency around social causes was written early Wednesday when Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler was unseated in Georgia

Donald Trump’s incessant jousting with professional athletes, starting with his sensational broadside on Colin Kaepernick in the early days of his presidency, prompted a movement within sports that not only brought attention to social and racial injustice, but gave rise to a mainstreaming of athlete activism not seen since Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Kareem Abdul‑Jabbar manned the front lines of the civil rights movement the 1960s.

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