US women’s soccer team wins its fourth World Cup

The US women’s national team has won in France and will now continue its fight for equal pay. The United States beat the Netherlands in the 2019 Women’s World Cup on Sunday 2-0, following a month-long tournament that attracted more attention to the sport — and to social issues surrounding the women’s league — than ever before. The 8th Women’s World Cup, which kicked off on June 7, culminated Sunday evening at Parc Olympique Lyonnais,…

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Stranger Things 3 cements the show as the YA series of our age. For better and worse.

Three reasons the show is struggling to grow darker and more mature where other YA series have thrived. Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for June 30 through July 6 is “The Battle of Starcourt,” the season three finale of Netflix’s Stranger Things. Stranger Things is arguably…

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In leaked memos, Britain’s ambassador to the US calls Trump “clumsy and inept”

The British government defended the memos, saying they met Downing Street’s expectations of “honest, unvarnished assessment[s].” Britain’s ambassador to the United States called President Donald Trump “uniquely dysfunctional” and expressed grave concerns about American economic and foreign policy in a series of cables that were leaked to the British tabloid the Daily Mail and published on Saturday. The leaked cables, prepared by Sir Kim Darroch (who has served as ambassador from Britain to the US…

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