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Linsanity In China: Taiwan Strait Rivalry Plays Out At Madison Square Garden

It seems like everyone wants a piece of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin and his improbable journey from overlooked Harvard player to overnight NBA sensation. But with Taiwanese origins and a grandmother from the mainland, both China and Taiwan are

Linsanity is everywhere (eric molina)
Linsanity is everywhere (eric molina)

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BEIJING - His name is Jeremy Lin and he comes from California. He is 22, tall, good looking and has a degree from Harvard. Oh yes, and he plays basketball. The New York Knicks, a down-on-their-luck basketball franchise, can hardly believe their good fortune. This young man is magic, scoring more points in his first four starts than any NBA player since 1976. Shops can't keep his T-shirts in stock. And in addition to leading the Knicks to seven straight wins, he's triggered an overnight global phenomenon known as "Linsanity."

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War In Ukraine, Day 126: Russia Watching NATO, As Path Cleared For Finland And Sweden To Join

As NATO leaders meet in Madrid, Finland and Sweden look much closer to joining the alliance after Turkey dropped its objections to their membership. It's yet another momentous change underway since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

International leaders after having their photograph taken before the start of the NATO 2022

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A high-stakes NATO summit has kicked off in Madrid, as leaders of the world’s largest defense alliance discuss the war in Ukraine and key decisions that will shape the organization’s future direction. NATO Secretary-GeneralJens Stoltenberg said the Russian invasion of its neighbor had prompted a fundamental shift in its approach to defense.

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Finland and Sweden look much closer to joining the alliance after Turkey dropped its objections to their membership. The three countries released a joint memorandum that “extend[ed] their full support against threats to each other's security," FinnishPresident Sauli Niinistö said.

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