Female soccer stars are kicking some serious goals, with matches attracting crowds as big as for the men’s World Cup.
The difference, notes the Financial Times, is that these crowds are friendlier — with more families, and more women and girls. More than 1 million tickets to the games have been sold, but the real wins have been global TV viewing figures. Brazil vs. France was viewed by more than 35 million people in Brazil, and Friday’s quarterfinal between the U.S. and France “perhaps the most anticipated match of the World Cup,” will be sure to draw in large numbers.
The field is set. The mics are on — and soon the gloves are off. The first Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 election is underway, and NBC News will bring you real-time news, analysis and fact-checks of (almost) everything the 10 candidates on stage Wednesday night have to say.
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Inslee talks about his immigration record
While everyone debated what they would do on immigration, Inslee talked about his record on the issue.
“I’m proud that we passed law that prevents local law enforcement from being turned into many ICE agents,” he said. “I’m proud to be the first governor to stand up to Donald Tump’s heinous Muslim ban. I’m proud to be a person who not only talks about Dreamers, but one of the first to help them get a college education so they can realize their dreams.”
Castro standing out?
I think it’s fair to say that, so far, among the lower-polling candidates, Castro is the only one who seems to be having a moment. Tough exchange with O’Rourke, answers that seem to be garnering positive attention online. Not getting cut off by other candidates or the moderators.
Julián Castro entered the night with a relatively low profile and slim polling averages. But the former Obama-era HUD secretary’s sharp, forceful comments about immigration could significantly raise his national profile.
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Iran questions provide a breather
After fiery and passionate answers on health care and immigration, responses to questions on Iran provide a bit of a breather. There’s broad agreement to get back into Obama’s Iran deal or negotiate a new one, but not much debate otherwise.
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Fact check: Would the 2013 immigration bill have lowered the debt?
The last Senate immigration bill “brings the debt down by 158 billion,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said on Wednesday night, referring to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that passed the Senate in 2013.
Scotland let a three-goal lead slip with 16 minutes left to play in ParisAFP//Getty Images
Scotland’s World Cup dreams ended in heartbreaking fashion as they drew 3-3 with Argentina following a dramatic late penalty decision.
Scotland were 3-0 up with 16 minutes left to play, but Argentina scored twice to set up a grandstand finish before yet another extraordinary intervention by the video assistant referee (VAR) during a penalty incident.
Kim Little’s 19th-minute effort put Scotland ahead at half-time in Paris, and goals from Jen Beattie (49′) and Erin Cuthbert (69′) appeared to be sending them through to the last-16.
However, Milagros Menendez gave Argentina hope with 14 minutes left to play, and Florencia Bonsegundo put them within a goal with 12 minutes on the clock.
But the real drama came in the final seconds of the game as Ri Hyang Ok awarded a penalty to Argentina following a VAR review after Sophie Howard had felled Aldana Cometti.
Following a lengthy delay, Lee Alexander made a fine save to her right to deny Bonsegundo, but another VAR review adjudged Alexander to have staryed off her line before the spot-kick was taken.
Alexander was booked, and Bonsegundo drilled the retaken penalty down the middle of the goal.
There were frantic scenes afterward as both sides battled for a winner, but the result ensured both Scotland and Argentina were eliminated from the tournament.
Westover is self-taught, but her impact on the world has been to educate the rest of us—about the silos we live in and the obstacles faced by so many in our society. We all have teachers, some we know intimately, others who inspire from the page or the screen. This holds true even for the most accomplished people on earth. Our annual TIME 100 issue is filled with tributes from teachers to students; in many cases, the surprise is who is playing which role today.
Warren Buffett praises the leadership of LeBron James, whom he met (on a basketball court!) more than a decade ago. Legendary chef Alice Waters recounts how rising food-world star Samin Nosrat—who began her career working for Waters—helped show her how to cook with care. London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s swift, compassionate response to the shootings at Christchurch mosques “an inspiration to us all.” Viola Davis reveals her lifelong admiration for fellow Oscar winner Regina King, praising her for elevating artists of colour and “making me feel seen.” And Bill Gates, whose upbringing could not be more different from Tara Westover’s, shares what she taught him about overcoming our divides.
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In many ways, these connections—forged across and among industries—are the heart of the TIME 100, which now, in its 16th year, is far more than a list. It is a community of hundreds of global leaders, many of whom support and challenge one another. And at a time when so many of our problems require cross-disciplinary solutions, they are also uniquely positioned to effect change. “When you connect extraordinary people,” says Dan Macsai, editorial director of the TIME 100, “they can do even more extraordinary things.”
This year, for the first time, we have invited some members of our TIME 100 community to speak at a TIME 100 Summit in New York City. Joining us will be participants from the worlds of politics and business—including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and former Senator Bob Corker—as well as amazing artists, scientists, actors and activists who reflect the remarkable breadth of the TIME 100. Our goal is to spotlight the progress these individuals are making and encourage collaboration toward a better world. “We are only as good as the people that we have around us,” says chef and activist José Andrés, a two-time TIME 100 honoree, who will speak at the summit about how to improve disaster relief. “TIME 100 makes all become one.”
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