1. USA vs. GERMANY
#Letsdothis!: The U.S. soccer team takes on Germany today at noon ET in the World Cup. This is a game with plenty of intriguing story lines: David against Goliath. Master against apprentice. Determination against precision. The U.S. soccer team absolutely cannot afford to lose this “massive” game as U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann describes it. And to prove his point, he has a note for your boss if you need the day off.
2. UNREST IN SYRIA, IRAQ
Blurred borders: Syrian warplanes attacked Iraqi towns this week, reports say, further evidence of the blurred borders between the two countries as they battle Islamic extremists. The reports are a reminder that the unrest in both nations could trigger dangerous ripple effects.
3. TODDLER DEATH
Tragic accident or horrific crime?: Depends on whom you ask. Justin Ross Harris, whose toddler died after he left him in the car on a scorching Georgia day, has pleaded not guilty to felony murder and child cruelty charges. He is scheduled to appear before a county judge July 3. Police say it’s a crime, but his supporters say not so fast. Some have started an online petition asking for his charges to be dropped.
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