U.S. forward Abby Wambach heads in the equalizer past Brazil's defender Daiane and goalkeeper Andreia Sunday in Dresden.
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The U.S. women's national team could be forgiven for soaking in the glory of their gut-wrenching win over Brazil in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals. The tight game electrified fans, driving many to parse the game's twists and turns, and it's dramatic final moments, on Twitter.
But Abby Wambach — whose head forcefully redirected a crossing pass from Megan Rapinoe in the 122nd minute to send the game to penalty kicks — says the U.S. team isn't satisfied.
Over the weekend, President Obama's top counterterrorism official travelled to Saudi Arabia to talk to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is in the country recovering from injuries he sustained during a bomb attack at his presidential palace in Sanaa.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley listens to testimony at the Wisconsin State Capitol. The State of Wisconsin and unionized public employees have been locked in a contentious rights battle for months.
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John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, has written the Beat since 1999. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.
Sunday's meeting between President Obama and Republican and Democratic lawmakers did not produce a budget deal. As the August 2nd deadline looms, Obama said he'd hold meetings until both parties agree on a plan that would keep the U.S. from defaulting. Host Michel Martin discusses the deficit talks with The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Cynthia Tucker and U.S. News & World Report's Mary Kate Cary.
An adult deer tick, <em>Ixodes scapularis, </em>which is the kind that spreads Lyme disease in the Eastern U.S.
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It's tick season out there people, so be careful.
A friend's discovery of an unwanted hitchhiker while hiking led to a game of name-that-tick on Twitter over the weekend. The critter was dispatched with the help of a little suntan lotion to loosen its grip, and nobody except the tick seems the worse for wear.
But the incident served as a reminder, to me anyway, that you need to be ready if you're spending much time on the trail or even the backyard these days.