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Dale Earnhardt Jr to retire at end of NASCAR season

The fan favorite and two-time Daytona 500 champion discussed his decision in a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Fans and friends of Dale Earnhardt reacted quickly to news of his retirement plans at the end of the racing season. After winning at Michigan International Speedway in his first year with the team, he went four seasons before winning again - also at Michigan. The weight of the NASCAR world was thrown onto the young driver in 2001 when his father was tragically killed in ...

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African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine

Malaria is one of the most stubborn health challenges for WHO on the global platform and every year it infects over 200 million people and kills about a half a million of them. The pilot scheme will involve immunizing 360,000 children across the three countries between 2018 and 2020, AFP reported . On the other hand, 43 percent of people in that region (where 90 percent of all malaria cases manifest) did not have access to either mosquito nets or indoor insecticide in 2015.

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Wikipedia founder is taking on fake news with a crowdfunded online newspaper

Speaking to the Guardian , Wales called it "news by the people and for the people". Volunteers are encouraged to contribute funds to the project via a crowdfunding campaign . Any changes will be reviewed by other fact checkers. Wikitribune will follow a more traditional journalistic model in terms of the way it's run, with professional journalists writing the stories, working under an editor.

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Former President HW Bush still hospitalized, has bronchitis

Bush says the former president is suffering from chronic bronchitis. It was determined he had a mild case of pneumonia. Bush was hospitalized April 14 for treatment of a persistent cough. "Once President Bush is home, we will continue aggressive respiratory treatments to help minimize the effects of the chronic bronchitis". Bush served as president from 1989 to 1993.

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Eric Thames bashes his way into Brewers' record book

Garrett ended up giving up ten runs, nine of those were earned, in just 3.2 innings pitched. Thames has been a big reason why, as he is 9-for-19 (.474) with seven home runs, 11 RBI and 11 runs against Cincinnati. Carlos Torres (1-2) pitched a scoreless inning of relief and was awarded the win. The right-hander, who has won all three of his road starts this season, struck out two and walked one.

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LeBron and Cavaliers sweep away Pacers

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the first team to reach the second round of the current National Basketball Association playoffs after taking four straight from Indiana. Lance Stephenson had 22 points for the Pacers , while Paul George posted 15 of his own. The Pacers will head into an offseason of intrigue or dread, depending on who you ask, while the Cavs await the victor of the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors.