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US Stuns Slovenia in World Cup

US versus Slovenia: Image Via Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

US versus Slovenia: Image Via Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

There were no fluke goals for the US in their World Cup match against Slovenia today, no lucky bounces to bail out a struggling team that, once again, found itself trailing early.

Instead, there was a comeback of grit, determination and a couple of wicked shots from Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley that turned a two-goal halftime deficit into a 2-2 tie in what was a tournament-saving half for the Americans.

And this time, instead of being on the good side of fate, theĀ US may have been robbed.

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Swine Flu Shuts Down Schools

swine-fluSome students are starting summer break early, but not for a good reason. Numerous schools across the nation are shutting down to prevent the spread of the swine flu (WHO has requested it be renamed H1N1). The swine flu is a strain of the flu virus that usually just affects pigs. However, new mutated strain has surfaced and is now infecting humans. The symptoms are similar to a normal flu, and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, chills, and fatigue.

The swine flu originated in Mexico, where more than 1,600 people are infected and more than 150 are suspected to have died from it. The first U.S. death occurred in Texas on Wednesday, April 29. On Friday, there were more than 220 reported cases of swine flu in the United States, infecting people in 30 states. The swine flu is also spreading to Europe, South America, and Asia, affected a total of 19 continents. It has been deemed a level 6 disease by WHO, which means it is widespread around the world. Read the rest of this entry »


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