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Gooooaaaaal! Actually, five goals. That’s how many the U.S. women’s soccer team scored to defeat — nay, destroy — Japan in the World Cup final Sunday. And three of those goals belonged to just one woman: Carli Lloyd. It has been 16 years since Team USA last hoisted the trophy, and to topple the defending champions in a 5-2 win was oh so sweet.


Tick, tock: Tuesday is the deadline for reaching an agreement to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program “could go either way,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. Americans aren’t too optimistic. A recent CNN/ORC poll shows 64% doubt an agreement will come through.


Should it stay or should it go? After much national debate, South Carolina lawmakers will meet Monday to discuss whether to take the Confederate flag down from state Capitol grounds. The governor already said she wants it gone. But it’ll take a two-thirds majority vote in both chambers of the General Assembly before an effort to remove the flag reaches her desk.

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