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German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Mario Draghi, at the time a candidate to head the European Central Bank, to the chancellery in Berlin in June 2011. Much of the credit for the easing of Europe’s financial crisis has been given to Mr. Draghi’s leadership. For her part, Mrs. Merkel has backed the ECB’s bond-buying plan, made conciliatory statements toward Greece and spoken forcefully about keeping the eurozone together. (Associated Press)

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LeBron James' 'I can't breathe' T-shirt the latest display of politics on the playing field

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James on Monday night during pregame warmups wore an “I can’t breathe” T-shirt, referring to Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer placed him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. The shirt, one of several featuring the slogan that have been seen around the league in recent days after a grand jury declined to indict the officer last week, is just one in a long history of political statements made by athletes on the playing field. Here are some others.