Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Abby Wambach’s goal; News of the World scandal; and more morning news


(Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

WORLD: South Sudan is born

A man dances with fireworks (pictured above) during South Sudan’s independence day celebrations in Juba on Saturday.

WORLD: News of the World allegedly attempted to hack 9/11 families’s phones

Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, said Rupert Murdoch should reconsider his BSkyB deal as allegations continue in the phone hacking scandal. The latest hails from a former New York police officer who says he was asked by News of the World reporters to hack into the phones of families affected by 9/11. Howard Kurtz says the U.S. has its own journalism ethics issues, too.

WORLD: Russian boat sinks, killing up to 100

An unlicensed, overcrowded boat sank in Russia’s Volga River.

NATIONAL: One Muslim man in Minnesota struggles to combat lure of terrorism

In the second report in a series on Muslims in America, Abdirizak Bihi works to protect Somali Americans in Minneapolis from falling prey to Islamist extremists.

SPORTS: Women U.S. soccer scores captivating game

It’s the game everyone’s talking about that no one thought anyone would talk about: the Women’s World Cup soccer quarterfinals. The soccer win by the U.S. women’s team over Brazil captured the world’s attention thanks to a last-minute header goal by Abby Wambach and a nail-biting save by goalie Hope Solo. Watch it here.

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