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U.S. defeats Algeria in the World Cup, and more

The U.S. national soccer team pulled out a white-knuckle, 1–0 win over Algeria to advance to the second round of the World Cup.

U.S. defeats Algeria in the World Cup The U.S. national soccer team pulled out a white-knuckle, 1–0 win over Algeria this week to advance to the second round of the World Cup. With the team just three minutes away from potential elimination, midfielder Landon Donovan booted in a rebound to put the U.S. ahead. The win, which came after ties in its first two matches, was the U.S.’s first victory in a World Cup game in eight years, and only its fifth ever shutout. Donovan was mobbed by teammates after the goal, and was in tears after the game. “We’re not done yet,” he said. “We’re alive, baby!”

8-year-old takes the wheel as mother suffers seizureWhen Sarah Pronkos of Port Charlotte, Fla., suffered a seizure while driving, her 8-year-old son, Nicholas, who was riding in the car, came to the rescue. Seeing his mother passed out, Nicholas climbed from the back seat, took the wheel, and steered the car away from a canal. It came to a halt after colliding with a truck. “I didn’t want to crash Mama’s car and go into the lake and die,” he explained.  “I thought I was gonna get under arrested cause I got into a car accident.” Said his mother: “He went into little man mode. It was the most amazing thing.”

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