Game Over: Team USA falls in Belgium in World Cup

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Tim Howard’s heroics and Julian Green’s goal weren’t enough as the U.S. fell to Belgium 2-1 in extra time.

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U.S. ties Portugal 2-2 in World Cup match

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The USA fell just seconds away from qualification from the knockout stages of the 2014 World Cup after blowing a 2-1 lead over Portugal in Manaus with just seconds to spare. Before the last gasp heroics, Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey had answered Nani’s early goal.

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Nearly two-thirds of Americans can’t name a single Supreme Court justice; can you?

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The Supreme Court has been making big headlines this summer, both with its split decision to upheld one part of a tough Arizona immigration law while striking down three other parts, and its decision to upheld the 2010 health care law, thus preserving President Obama’s landmark legislative achievement.

Deadline looming, Akin says he’s staying in Missouri Senate race

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With hours remaining until a preliminary deadline to withdraw, Rep. Todd Akin (R) said he would not step aside as the Republican Senate nominee in Missouri.

Akin, who’s faced growing clamor from fellow Republicans to end his candidacy amid an uproar over his weekend comments about rape, said he believes it is important for him to press forward with his campaign against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

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Romney to announce VP pick tomorrow

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Mitt Romney will announce his vice-presidential selection tomorrow, according to the campaign.

Though the campaign gave no indication of who it could be, the campaign said in a press release the former Massachusetts governor would announce his selection at 8:45 am ET in Norfolk, VA, the first stop on his swing-state bus tour.

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A flag stands at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Happy 4th of July from NBC News. How are you celebrating?

Statue of Liberty and One World Trade center in red, white and blue for the 4th

The Statue of Liberty, center right, and One World Trade Center, right, lit up in red, white and blue lights ahead of the Fourth of July holiday are seen from Bayonne, N.J., Monday, July 2, 2012.

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She doesn’t look a day over 100: A total of 125 immigrants from 46 countries have been sworn in as United States citizens at a ceremony marking the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty this morning.

The naturalization ceremony on Liberty Island kicked off a daylong celebration of the dedication of the statue in 1886.

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Japan defeats US at Women’s World Cup Final. Sawa saves country in extra time, then wins on penalty kicks.