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US, Japan Compete in Women’s World Cup Final

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. women’s soccer team is seeking its third World Cup championship when it goes against Japan during Sunday’s match in Frankfurt, Germany. The U.S. team, which is top ranked in this year’s tournament, is the strong favorite against Japan, which has never won a major women’s title. The United States needed to defeat France […]

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US-Afghan Women’s Council Meets in Washington

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council has met at the White House to discuss ways to support Afghan women as Afghanistan moves toward taking full responsibility for its security by the end of 2014. Participants in the discussion Wednesday also focused on ensuring a meaningful voice and protection of rights for women in the Afghan peace and […]

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US Women Reach World Cup Final

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States women’s soccer team has reached the World Cup final for the first time since it last won the title on home soil in 1999. The U.S. scored twice in a four-minute span late in the second half Wednesday to defeat France, 3-1, in Moenchengladbach, Germany. Star American striker Abby Wambach broke a […]

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US Women Edge Brazil in Dramatic World Cup Quarterfinal

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. women’s soccer team has staged a dramatic comeback to beat Brazil in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup in Germany, setting up a semifinal clash with France. After the two teams ended 90 minutes of regulation time in a 1-1 tie, Brazil scored early in extra time to lead by one goal […]

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Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova Wins Wimbledon Women’s Title

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova stunned the tennis world Saturday, defeating favored Russian Maria Sharapova to win the Wimbledon women’s title. Kvitova, a tall lefthander playing in her first Grand Slam singles final, dominated the match Saturday at the All England Club in London, winning in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. Some tennis analysts had expected […]

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