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Katie Perry performs at the White House.

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Katie Perry performs at the White House.

Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Michelle Kwan: Honoring Special Olympics

Written by Elissa Nadworny Katy Perry was singing  ”Roar” in an intimate setting in the State Dining Room of the White House last night, as Special Olympics athletes spoke of overcoming obstacles in their lives. The East Room was decorated...

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Germany celebrate with the World Cup trophy after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Germany celebrate with the World Cup trophy after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

World Cup Win Run-Up to 2016 (Not)

Nothing like an invitation: Just a matter of time before someone writes about how Germany winning the World Cup affects 2016 elections… — Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) July 13, 2014 Let’s start with the 2014 elections. The president of Brazil, the...

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) stands with Miami Heat players, including Dwyane Wade (L), LeBron James (2nd-L), Mario Chalmers (2R) during an event to honor the NBA champion Miami Heat in the East Room at the White House on Jan. 28, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) stands with Miami Heat players, including Dwyane Wade (L), LeBron James (2nd-L), Mario Chalmers (2R) during an event to honor the NBA champion Miami Heat in the East Room at the White House on Jan. 28, 2013 in Washington, DC.

LeBron James: Democratic Donor

It’s been quite a run for Cleveland. First the reborn city on the lake clinched the 2016 Republican National Convention. Now LeBron James is “coming home,” as he announced at Sports Illustrated. Yet the returning star of the NBA’s Cleveland...

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Tommy Lasorda argues with an umpire in 1978.

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Tommy Lasorda argues with an umpire in 1978.

Boehner ‘Kicking Dirt at Umpire’: Reid

House Speaker John Boehner is kicking dirt at the umpire, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says. The Democratic leader, never one to shy away from the occasional sports metaphor, took to the floor this morning to criticize the House’s Republican leader...

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U.S. President Barack Obama plays a game of pool at a pub in Denver, Colorado.

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U.S. President Barack Obama plays a game of pool at a pub in Denver, Colorado.

Obama: Pool Shark-in-Chief

President Barack Obama’s sport of choice is golf, though last night he ventured into something different: Pool. Unlike on the golf course, where Obama’s foursome plays in private, away from the prying eyes of reporters and lenses of photographers, when...

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Tim Howard of the United States gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.

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Tim Howard of the United States gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.

Tim Howard National Airport: ‘We the People’

Updated at 4:50 and 6:50 pm EDT Even Tim Howard couldn’t save Team USA from the Belgian onslaught in Brazil. For all those 16 shots on goal he blocked double-handedly-and-footed, a modern World Cup record, his own national team simply...

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United States fans at the World Cup.

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United States fans at the World Cup.

Obama: ‘America Busy’ Today (Watching USA Lose to Belgium)

Updated at 7:10 pm EDT President Barack Obama popped into the White House’s South Court Auditorium to watch a few minutes of the second half of the USA vS. Belgium World Cup match with about 200 aides and staff, many...

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A 'Manhattan' cocktail

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A 'Manhattan' cocktail

UN World Cup Cocktail Guide: Manhattans for USA, Weissen Sours for Belgium

  The North Delegates’ Lounge, the bar and cafe inside the United Nations headquarters in New York, has unveiled new drink specials customized to mark this week’s round of 16 matches at the World Cup in Brazil. Here’s the latest...

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Philipp Lahm of Germany is challenged by Clint Dempsey (L) and Alejandro Bedoya of the United States during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.

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Philipp Lahm of Germany is challenged by Clint Dempsey (L) and Alejandro Bedoya of the United States during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.

Obama: ‘We’re Not Germany Yet’

President Barack Obama, who watched the U.S. soccer team hold its place in the next round of the World Cup today en route from Washington to Minnesota, says the cup is getting in the way of foreign relations. He said...

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