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Anti-coup protesters flash the three-fingered salute during a rally near the Mandalay Railway Station in Mandalay, Myanmar Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. The protest movement, which seeks to restore power to the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi and have her and other leaders released from detention, has embraced nonviolence. (AP Photo)
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Five international stories of the week

The United Kingdom announces new goals for every adult to get their first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine by July 31, protests in Myanmar grow despite military threats of lethal force, Argentina's health minister resigns, a Moscow court rejects opposition leader Alexei Navalny's appeal of his prison sentence and Iran plans to allow less access to its nuclear program make up this week's five international stories.


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Muncie police investigating three deaths

 The Muncie Police Department put out the following statement: On Feb. 19 at approximately 11:35 a.m., the Muncie police received a call advising that deceased subjects were located at 2533 N. Elgin St. Apt. 3. Officers responded to the scene and discovered that three subjects were deceased. The investigation is currently ongoing and more information will be available at a later time.


(From left to right) Tina Nguyen, Chiara Biddle, Jacob Bartolotta and Nita Burton of the student government association Strive slate stand together Feb. 10, 2021. Strive is campaigning on four focuses that it hopes to address if elected. Jacob Musselman, DN
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Ball State SGA Strive slate participates in second debate

Strive presidential candidate Tina Nguyen and vice presidential candidate Chiara Biddle participated in the second student government association (SGA) debate for the 2021-22 school year Feb. 17, 2021. Nguyen and Biddle further discussed their campaign focuses of engage, educate, encourage and strive.


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Ball State announces rapid-result COVID-19 tests for campus

In a campus-wide email sent around 1 p.m. Thursday, Vice President of Student Affairs Ro-Anne Royer Engle announced expanded coronavirus testing for students. Beginning Feb. 9, students and staff can get rapid-result antigen tests at Worthen Arena three days a week, the email said. Students and employees must be asymptomatic to get antigen tests and will receive results within 30 minutes.


Ball State students and Muncie community members march on McKinley Avenue for the Unity March, Jan. 16, 2017. This year's Unity March was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Ball State will still welcome guest speakers via Zoom and host events for Unity Week. Kyle Crawford, DN File
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Ball State's Unity Week 2021 schedule

Ball State’s 41st annual Unity Week will look different than years past due to COVID-19 restrictions. There will not be the usual MLK Community Breakfast or Unity March, but organizations will still host some events via Zoom and a few in-person events.



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