Culture & Society

Sunday's match was exciting to watch, but also had special meaning for younger soccer players--like this team of elite girl players in Maryland. Just as the 1999 game inspired girls, the match of 2011 will help bring about an even better generation of players.
The new LEGO Minifigures include a female snowboarder, tennis player, and a lifeguard, but the rest are hula dancer, pop star, cheerleader, witch, and nurse. Not a hacker in sight
CBS has just named Norah O'Donnell chief White House correspondent. In addition to her White House duties, O'Donnell will also be the principal substitute anchor for Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation," and will report for all CBS News broadcasts, including "60 Minutes."
Merkel’s main purpose for visiting was to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She is only the fourth foreign leader to receive the award, joining the ranks of remarkable leaders like Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela, and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Merkel presented Clinton with a framed copy of a front page of Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper, which showed a picture of the two women in nearly identical pantsuits — alongside the text, “Which one is Merkel and which one is Clinton?” For now, the world of diplomacy may still be a man’s world, but Merkel and Clinton have paved the way for future female leaders by way of the pantsuit. For now, the world of diplomacy may still be a man’s world, but Merkel and Clinton have paved the way for future female leaders by way of the pantsuit.

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