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US World Cup ends with 2-1 OT loss to Belgium

US players react after Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne, right, scored the opening goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) US players react after...
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Niskanen to Caps biggest move on busy day in NHL

FILE – In this Dec. 21, 2013 file photo, New York Islanders’ Thomas Vanek (26) drives the puck down ice to score a goal against Anaheim Ducks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Uniondale, N.Y. The Minnesota Wild have made another splash in free agency....
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Belgium holds on to beat US 2-1 in extra time

Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne, center right, celebrates scoring the opening goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe) Belgium’s Kevin De...
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Milbank: Congress is* in session

Dana Milbank Opinion writer Dana Milbank writes about political theater in the nation’s capital. He joined the Post as a political reporter in 2000. The people’s representatives can’t agree on much of anything these days — even calling a recess. When senators...
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Rampell: Stop starving the beast of the IRS

Catherine Rampell Opinion writer Catherine Rampell is an opinion columnist at The Washington Post. Pretty much everyone hates the Internal Revenue Service. And I realize this is an especially strange time to stick up for the agency, given the suspicious disappearance of a few...
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Ignatius: Holder grows in the job

David Ignatius Opinion writer David Ignatius writes a twice-a-week foreign affairs column and contributes to the PostPartisan blog. Setting clear management guidelines may be the least glamorous part of being a Cabinet secretary, but by this measure, Attorney General Eric H....
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Editorial: Was GOP control of the state Senate in Virginia ‘purchased” with a quid pro quo?

By Editorial Board July 1 at 8:14 PM THE MORE circumstances emerge about the deal that flipped control of the Virginia state Senate to Republicans, the seamier it looks. And there’s plenty we still don’t know. To recap: The Senate was under Democratic control until...

Editorial: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launched his third arrow

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Long faces, but chins up for USA fans in Brazil

A U.S. soccer fan watches his team’s World Cup round of 16 match against Belgium on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) A U.S. soccer fan watches his team’s World Cup...
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Long faces, but chins up for USA fans in Brazil

A U.S. soccer fan watches his team’s World Cup round of 16 match against Belgium on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) A U.S. soccer fan watches his team’s World Cup...