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John Leyba/The Denver Post/ Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- President Trump's lashing out at NFL players who kneel in protest during the national anthem and the resulting backlash is playing out in part on social media, including under a Twitter hashtag trending Sunday morning, #TakeAKnee, and also another variation, #TakeTheKnee.

The hashtag drew sharp responses from people both opposed and supportive of players protesting by kneeling during the pregame national anthem, a practice that drew attention beginning in the 2016 preseason when Colin Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, quietly knelt. Kaepernick told the press that he was protesting the treatment of blacks in the United States.

One supporter of the protests said critics should "wake up" because the players are exercising their rights.

So it’s disrespectful for sports players to #TakeTheKnee in silent protest but ok for white supremacists to walk about with swastikas...

— Dave Rowe (@daverko6) September 24, 2017

..and have violent protests. Wake up people the players r well within their rights

— Dave Rowe (@daverko6) September 24, 2017

Katie Hopkins, a controversial British columnist and a former reality star, focused her criticism on Kaepernick.

Breaking news for Kaepernick. You don't have to kneel for the cameras to make a difference. You can register and vote. #TakeTheKnee

— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) September 24, 2017

California Rep. Ted Lieu, a Democrat who has been critical of Trump, said the president has "no moral standing" to call for NFL players to be fired for kneeling in protest.

As someone who took deferments to avoid military service, @realDonaldTrump has no moral standing to tell anyone to stand or to #TakeTheKnee. https://t.co/HJkStvR8n8

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) September 24, 2017

Jack Posobiec, a right-wing activist who has promoted conspiracy theories such as "Pizzagate," argued that 80 percent of Americans tuning into NFL football on Sunday would turn off the TV if players kneel during the anthem.

If #TakeTheKnee goes down today, 80% will turn off the TV. Sports fans hate politics, they just want to watch the game.

— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) September 24, 2017

Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative political pundit, called for fellow opposers to "boo" the teams and players who refuse to stand during the anthem.

It's time to loudly boo teams & players who refuse to respect the national anthem--we too can exercise our right to protest #TakeAKnee

— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) September 24, 2017

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers have developed an antibody that attacks 99 percent of HIV strains.

The "tri-specific" antibody is a combination of three antibodies, which allows it to attack three parts of the virus.

As part of the study published in Science, 24 monkeys were injected with HIV. None developed the virus after being given the "tri-specific" antibody.

Human trials are expected to begin next year to see if it can prevent or treat the infection.

The study was a collaboration between the National Institutes of Health and Sanofi, a pharmaceutical company.

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Uber(LONDON) – Uber’s general manager in London wants to “know what we can do” after the company lost its license to operate in the city.

Tom Elvidge told the Sunday Times that while the company hasn't "been asked to make any changes, we'd like to know what we can do."

"That requires a dialogue we sadly haven't been able to have," he said.

London's transportation authority, Transport for London (TfL), said Uber, whose current license would expire by Sept. 30, was not fit to hold a private-hire operator license due to "public safety and security implications."

TfL cited failures to conduct thorough background checks on drivers and report criminal offenses as the reasons.

Uber London Ltd can continue to operate until any appeal processes have been exhausted pic.twitter.com/sjGLqS9rbW

— Transport for London (@TfL) September 24, 2017

Uber has 21 days to appeal TfL's decision. The company can continue operating "until the appeals process has been exhausted."

More than 3 million customers use the Uber app in London, along with 400,000 drivers.

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Leigh Vogel/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Sunday that it would "very difficult" to envision herself voting for the Graham-Cassidy bill, which appears to put the Republicans' latest effort to repeal Obamacare in jeopardy.

"It's very difficult for me to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for this bill," Collins said in an interview with reporters. "I have a number of serious reservations about it."

Collins said she wants to wait for the Congressional Budget Office analysis of the bill before she makes a final decision.

Republican Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona have already publicly come out against the GOP health care bill.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said he does not yet support the bill, which appears to put the Republicans' latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act in jeopardy.

"Right now, they don't have my vote," Cruz said during an interview at TribFest at the University of Texas in Austin on Sunday.

"And I don't think they have Mike Lee's either," Cruz said of the Republican senator from Utah.

Cruz said he wants to be a "yes" vote on Republicans' latest push to repeal Obamacare, the health care law he called a "disaster."

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Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images(BERLIN) -- German voters rewarded Angela Merkel's center-right party in national elections on Sunday, sending the chancellor to a record fourth term as one of Europe’s key leaders.

Germany's far right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, however, scored higher than expected, with dozens of lawmakers from the party voted into the country’s national Parliament, or Bundestag. The gains could potentially be disruptive to politics in Germany, the largest economy in Europe.

Exit polls conducted for public television channels ARD and ZDF suggest Merkel's conservative bloc finished first in Germany's election, with between 32.5 and 33.5 percent in Sunday's vote.

Polling indicates challenger Martin Schulz's Social Democrats trailed in second place, with between 20 and 21 percent support. The polls also suggested that the anti-migrant, nationalist AfD party will enter the national parliament -- for the first time -- with 13 to 13.5 percent support.

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Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images(LONDON) -- In defiance of President Trump's recent statement and tweets regarding professional athletes protesting before games, a host of players in London took a knee and locked arms together as the United States national anthem was performed.

Sunday's game played across the Atlantic at Wembley Stadium in London is a match-up between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens. Among the players and coaches locking arms with players during the protest over the "Star Spangled Banner" was Jaguars owner Shahid Khan.

The team's official Twitter account posted a one-word tweet "Unity" to capture the moment.

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© 2017 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved(LOS ANGELES) -- Once again, we're boldly going where no one has gone before -- Star Trek: Discovery premieres Sunday night on CBS, before moving over to the subscription-based CBS All Access streaming service.

This adventure, which takes place about 10 years before Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock's five-year mission, which debuted on NBC in 1966, stars The Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green, Harry Potter and Black Hawk Down veteran Jason Isaacs, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Michelle Yeoh.

The original series famously tackled issues like racism and the Cold War, making hot-button issues more palatable because they were couched in Gene Roddenberry's futuristic universe.  Discovery's executive producer Alex Kurtzman says the show won't be overtly political, but will echo the times in which we live, because that's what Star Trek does: "I think that obviously events of the world of the last two years have been so intense, no matter what side of the political line you're on. And Star Trek, at its best, has always been a mirror, and a reflection of the world that we live in."

Discovery will be the first Trek series developed for a digital platform, something about which Kurtzman has mixed feelings, knowing people may be watching the show's grand vistas on a mobile phone screen. "That hurts my heart about anything that we create at any point," he admits, allowing, "it's also the reality of the world we're living in now."

Ultimately, Kurtzman says, "the most important thing for us is the character stories, and the audience's investment in the emotion."

Discovery premieres Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time on CBS.

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