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To cheer or not to cheer: The national anthem

Chicago Blackhawks fans celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers in preseason action. (Liam Richards / AP)

Stefani Szenda

October 5, 2014

When the announcement comes for all hats to be removed for the singing of the national anthem, the expected silence that follows as “The Star Spangled Banner” begins isn’t what you get when you rise to your feet at the United Center for a Blackhawks game. Instead, the first notes from the org...

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