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Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This was a week of winning, losing, and sometimes winning by losing. On Wednesday, the Obama administration finally won the wide-ranging consensus it's always wanted by losing to a unanimous Supreme Court, which ruled decisively that police must get a warrant to search a cell phone during an arrest. On Thursday we all lost, as former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker passed away. Known as "the Great Conciliator," he was a symbol of a more moderate -- and more effective -- Republican Party. In the World Cup, Uruguayan star Luis Suarez avoided using his hands, but not his teeth. For his toddler-worthy meltdown he was banned nine matches and given a four-month time-out. Meanwhile, the U.S. won by losing, advancing to the knockout stage of the tournament even while losing to Germany, thanks to Portugal beating Ghana. The U.S. fell only one goal short of remaining unbeaten, but, unlike Italy, they at least remained unbitten.

'We're Going To Be Here Until The Very End'

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2014 | Sports

June 28 (Reuters) - United States coach Juergen Klinsmann has told his players to get their families to change their return flights from Brazil until ...

This World Cup Game Was The Biggest Moment In Twitter History

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2014 | Technology

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's victory over Chile in an agonizing penalty shootout that sent the hosts into the World Cup quarter-finals was more fran...

Follow live: Colombia vs. Uruguay

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports

Follow live: Colombia vs. Uruguay....

WATCH: Brazil Survives Penalty Shootout

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports

It wasn't easy. It wasn't convincing. But it was just enough. Brazil is still alive at the 2014 World Cup after edging Chile in a penalty shootout...

USA Fan Gets Tim Howard's Face Shaved Into His Head Because #1N1T

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Sports

He's made some truly spectacular saves this World Cup, helping the United States men's national soccer team stay alive in the competition; so it shoul...

Follow Live: Brazil Takes On Chile

Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports

Follow live: Brazil vs. Chile....

Will These Men Fast While Competing In The World Cup?

Religion News Service | Janet Tappin Coelho | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion

UPDATE 6/30-- German player Mesut Ozil and Swiss footballers Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka and Valon Behrami have announced that they will not be fast...

Build Your Own World Cup All-Star Team

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports

Create a tournament all-star team by combining the stats you think are most important, and see which players and teams have produced the best statisti...

World Cup Broadcasts: The Middle East's Opportunity to Miss an Opportunity

James Dorsey | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

Pricing by Qatari entities holding World Cup rights for the Middle East and North Africa, including Al Jazeera's belN Sports channel, puts broadcasts beyond the reach of many football fans in the region.

World Cup Photo Diary: Fútbol y La Playa

Raul de Molina | Posted 08.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Today I played fútbol with two retired World Cup greats from Colombia con dos grandes #PibeValderrama y #TinoAsprilla for the #ForeverFoundation in El Salvador and Univision Sports.

The World Cup's Round Of 16 Is Set

Posted 06.27.2014 | Sports

After 48 matches throughout Brazil, the 2014 World Cup's Round of 16 is finally set. No more groups. No more ties. It's time to win or go home. Ju...

Triumph Ends His World Cup Journey With A Bang

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.27.2014 | Comedy

Part 1 and Part 2 of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's World Cup adventure saw him party with soccer fans from all over the world, and now he's going out...

World Cup Star Kyle Beckerman And His Wife Might Be Soccer's Most Beautiful Couple

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.10.2014 | Weddings

Kyle Beckerman has been showing off his skills in the World Cup on the U.S. Men's National Team -- an incredible feat to say the least. Even more ...

Using 3D Printing And Design To Change The Way We Look At Disability

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The technology involved in creating artificial limbs has come a long way in the last few decades. We have now witnessed a paralyzed man kick a soccer ...

It's Official: We As A Nation Have Gone World Cup Crazy

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports

The Germans may have bested Team USA in the World Cup group stage, but it turns out the real winner of Thursday's thrilling USA-Germany match is ESPN....

World Cup Blues: Brazilians Are in a Funk

Jorge G. Castañeda | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
Jorge G. Castañeda

A few years ago, a substantial majority of Brazilians supported holding the World Cup in their country. By last May, the share had declined to half - astoundingly low for some of the world's most enthusiastic soccer fans - with small but strident protests persisting across the country. The President's opponents want the protests to disrupt the games, damaging Brazil's international image; some are even hoping for Brazil's team to lose.

World Cup Fan Got The Upgrade Of A Lifetime

AP | STEPHEN WADE | Posted 06.27.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joedir Sancho Belmonte had a ticket to attend the famous final game of the 1950 World Cup between Brazil and Uruguay, but didn...

The Most Awkward Photos Of World Leaders Watching The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.27.2014 | World

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has so far produced some striking photos of festive fans from around the world, but none of them quite compare to the supremel...

Brazil Police Sniper Causes Scare At World Cup Opener

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — A police sniper was spooked by an armed man seen approaching Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and other officials as they watched...

These Pups Dressed To Support Their World Cup Teams Should All Advance To Next Round

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.30.2014 | Good News

You might think you have pride in your country's team, but rest assured you've got nothing on these doggie World Cup fans! Just check out all these wi...

Suarez's Bite Felt Strongest in Uruguay

Marisa Rama | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports
Marisa Rama

The reactions this has solicited may seem absurd to anyone outside Uruguay, and several people have asked me: "How on earth can you defend him?" But demonizing Suarez doesn't do justice to the situation either.

'Green News Report' - June 26, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The gloves are off - President Obama now just openly mocking climate ch...

Ibrahim Balkhy

How The U.S. Team Escaped The 'Group Of Death,' We Think | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What does it sound like when HuffPost Raconteur Jason Linkins and HuffPost Senior Political Economy Raconteur Zach Carter take a break f...

Prince Harry Opens Up About Losing Princess Diana While Visiting Orphans In Brazil

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact

Prince Harry took a break from the fun and games of the World Cup to bond with -- and offer support to -- some of Brazil’s orphans. While Harry c...