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United States forward Meghan Duggan shares Team USA’s secret to success and how good it felt to win against rival Canada.

After a 14-year career with the U.S. women’s national hockey team, captain Meghan Duggan announced her retirement on Tuesday.

Duggan, 33, who captained three Olympic teams, won silver in 2010 and 2014 before the team clinched its first Olympic gold in over two decades at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. 

Duggan played Division I hockey for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2006 to 2009, where she totaled 69 goals and 82 assists in 118 games.

“I certainly feel at peace with my decision,” Duggan said in a Zoom call with reporters. “Today is an exciting day to celebrate with my family and my teammates and so many people that have been in my life to get to this point. 

“But it’s certainly an emotional one as well. It was

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Meet the Women Who Won Nobel Prizes This Year

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Photo credit: Getty Images + Shutterstock – Getty Images

From Harper’s BAZAAR

Since the Nobel Prize was established in 1895, less than 60 women have been honored with the prestigious international award. This week, four women–Louise Glück, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer A. Doudna, and Andrea M. Ghez–were added to that roster, triumphing in literature, chemistry, and physics.

Below, meet the women became Nobel laureates in 2020.

Louise Glück

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Photo credit: Robin Marchant – Getty Images

American poet Louise Glück was honored with the Nobel Prize in literature for “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”

The New York-born writer, who is now a professor of English at Yale University, is no stranger to prestigious awards, having previously won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for The Wild Iris and the 2014 National Book Award for Faithful and Virtuous Night. She was also previously named the United

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The women who developed CRISPR just won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemis

The two women who developed the CRISPR gene-editing technique have won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Nobel Committee announced today. The French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American scientist Jennifer A. Doudna were awarded the world’s most prestigious science recognition “for the development of a method for genome editing.” It’s the first time that two women have shared the Nobel Prize.

Charpentier and Doudna discovered the CRISPR “genetic scissors” editing technique in 2012. Since then there has been an explosion of research around the world using their discovery. Already their technique has allowed scientists to create crops that can withstand drought and pests, and it is believed that one day CRISPR will allow for

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Doug Schoen: First Presidential Debate — Here’s who won on style and substance

The first presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden has concluded. Following the night, the biggest takeaway is that there were no surprises, and nothing happened that will change any attitudes, cause either candidate to gain or lose any votes, or move any undecided voters one way or the other.

Indeed, while the debate was contentious, and at times became personal, it lacked any real substance that could change attitudes in any meaningful way.

Given the level of back-and-forth between the candidates, the substance of the candidates’ answers was often lost and took a back seat to their style of argumentation and command of the room.

Though, in terms of style, in my view, President Trump was the clear winner—Trump was in command of the conversation, in control of the discussion, and if not presidential, certainly more in command.

REP. ERIC SWALWELL: BIDEN WINS FIRST DEBATE,

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