Three Olympic gold medals. One World Cup victory. A pro league championship, which she won while three months pregnant, with Sky Blue F.C. Training through pregnancies and, for nearly a decade, balancing her job as an elite athlete with her job as a mother. Coping with Lyme disease, the Epstein-Barr virus and chronic fatigue syndrome, which doctors diagnosed in 2011, prompting her to eat gluten-free.

None of her teammates have résumés that even come close.

—  NYT on Christie Rampone (x)

Incredibly powerful story of an Iraqi solider and an Iranian soldier who survived the brutal Iraq-Iran war and how destiny brought them together. After all these years, millions of people are still recovering from Saddam’s reign of terror.

I fucking loved you. I do, i truly do. The day that i’m so happy and in love with you. Do you still remember that? But then, that was before. You hurt me now, you fucking hurt me. I loved you so much, but why did you ever hurt me like that? They say thay If you love someone, you should never hurt them. But I guess you did not really loved me, the way I loved you.

Illinois peeps, check out – Obama’s Chief Negotiator in Iran Nuclear Talks Plans to Depart After Deadline for Deal

With the departure of Wendy R. Sherman, all the top negotiators on Iran since 2013 will have left the administration, leaving questions about who will help carry out a deal if one is struck by June 30.. via NYT World