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Michigan’s Franz Wagner Declares for NBA Draft

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Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak that killed six

Reuters
The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday declared the end of an Ebola outbreak that infected 12 people in the eastern province of North Kivu and killed six of them. The outbreak was contained using Merck’s (MRK.N) Ebola vaccine, which was given to more than 1,600 of the patients’ contacts......

DR Congo declares state of siege over eastern bloodshed

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Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi arrives at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, Britain, January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo Militants killed at least 19 people, including 10 soldiers, in raids on two villages in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, hours after President Felix......

Breaking With Predecessors, Biden Declares Mass Killings of Armenians a Genocide

New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Biden on Saturday recognized the mass killings of Armenians more than a century ago as genocide, signaling a willingness to test an increasingly frayed relationship with Turkey, long a key regional ally and an important partner within NATO. “Each year on this day, we remember the lives......

Breaking With Predecessors, Biden Declares Mass Killings of Armenians a Genocide

New York Times
Dogu Perincek, the leader of the ultranationalist Patriotic Party, in an open letter to Mr. Biden, questioned his authority to issue such a declaration. “As is known, the genocide against the Jews was adjudicated at an authorized court,” he wrote, “but regarding the 1915 incidents, there is no judicial ruling.”......

UK parliament declares genocide in China’s Xinjiang; Beijing condemns move

Reuters
Britain’s parliament called on Wednesday for the government to take action to end what lawmakers described as genocide in China’s Xinjiang region, stepping up pressure on ministers to go further in their criticism of Beijing. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government again steered clear of declaring genocide over what it......

USC Star Evan Mobley Declares for NBA Draft

Sports Illustrated
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Spartans Junior Aaron Henry Declares for NBA Draft

Sports Illustrated
Michigan State junior Aaron Henry announced that he will forgo his senior year of NCAA eligibility and declare for the 2021 NBA Draft.  “I’ve spent three great years in East Lansing and my teammates are my brothers,” Henry wrote on Instagram. “We’ve shared a lot of highs and some lows too......

Biden declares South Korean battery maker deal a win for U.S. electric vehicle production

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden during remarks on the American Jobs Plan in the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 7, 2021. Demetrius Freeman | The Washington Post | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Sunday declared......

Gonzaga Star Joel Ayayi Declares for NBA Draft

Sports Illustrated
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Navalny Declares a Hunger Strike in Russian Prison Over Medical Care

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — Aleksei A. Navalny, the imprisoned Russian opposition leader, declared a hunger strike on Wednesday in protest over what he said was prison officials’ failure to provide him with proper medical care for severe pain in his......

UConn Guard James Bouknight Declares for 2021 NBA Draft

Sports Illustrated
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Texas Forward Kai Jones Declares for NBA Draft

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman Texas forward Kai Jones announced via Twitter that he will enter the 2021 NBA draft. The sophomore averaged 8.8 points per game and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 38.2% from three-point range. Jones, 19, is ranked No. 17 on Sports Illustrated‘s......

UNC Center Day’Ron Sharpe Declares for 2021 NBA Draft

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro North Carolina center Jay’Ron Sharpe announced he will enter the 2021 NBA draft. Sharpe averaged 9.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in his freshman season with the Tar Heels. He also shot 51.9% from the field.  “In the......

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