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U.S. Women's Soccer Wins Gold

Call it the ultimate redemption. After Japan defeated the U.S. women's team in the world cup, the Americans came back to win the gold medal against the team.

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How Tokyo Won the Games

How Tokyo Won the Games

Japan managed to beat historic Turkey for the 2020 Olympics.

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Deadly Shootout in Ukraine

Deadly Shootout in Ukraine

A pre-dawn firefight has left at least one, and possibly as many as four pro-Russian activists dead. Kiev fears this could be the pretext Putin has been looking for to roll his tanks across the border.

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Volleyball’s Silent Savior

Volleyball’s Silent Savior

Hugh McCutcheon’s steely resolve has put the U.S. women’s team in reach of their first gold. Tony Dokoupil on how the coach is coping with the murder that rocked his family at the last Games.