France beats Brazil 2-1 in extra time, reaches WCup quarters

France’s Amandine Henry celebrates at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Brazil at the Oceane stadium in Le Havre, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. France beat Brazil 2-1. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) As the score remained tied in extra time and the clock ticked toward a penalty kicks shootout, France’s stress kept increasing. Hosting the Women’s World Cup, Les Bleues are expected to win the title or at least come close. “It’s not simple. We’re playing on our home turf,” coach Corinne…

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North Korea leader receives ‘excellent’ letter from Trump

SEOUL, South Korea – President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an “excellent” letter, the North’s state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would “seriously contemplate it.” The White House declined to confirm that Trump had sent a letter to Kim. It comes as nuclear talks between the U.S. and North Korea broke down after the failed summit between Kim and Trump in February in Vietnam. KIM, XI PROMISE TO BUILD RELATIONSHIP ‘WHATEVER THE INTERNATIONAL SITUATION’ In this undated photo provided on Sunday, June…

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Judge rejects suit to reinstate North Dakota women’s hockey

FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2013, file photo, United States Olympic Winter Games Hockey players Jocelyne Lamoureux, left, and Monique Lamoureux pose for a portrait at the Team USA Media Summit in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File) A judge has thrown out a discrimination lawsuit by 11 former University of North Dakota women’s hockey players seeking to reinstate a program that at one time included U.S. Olympic stars Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux. The complaint filed last summer against the North Dakota University System alleges that when the…

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