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United States players celebrate winning the Women's Water Polo Gold Medal match between the United States and Spain on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

USA Women’s Water Polo Wins 1st Ever Gold Medal

The United States won its first gold medal in women’s water polo, getting five goals from Maggie Steffens and a sterling performance from goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong to cruise to an 8-5 win over Spain on Thursday.

08/09/2012

Michael Phelps of the United States poses on the podium with a special award presented by FINA for his career achievements on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Phelps Collects 18th Gold Medal In Final Race Of His Career

The finale was a formality, more a coronation than a contest. Michael Phelps headed into retirement the only way imaginable — with another gold medal.

08/04/2012

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Local Gymnasts Inspired By Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas

16-year-old Gabby Douglas is inspiring a new generation of gymnasts after winning Olympic gold in the women’s all-around competition in London on Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/03/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Michael Phelps Face?

08/03/2012

Mitt Romney at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Terrible Foreign Trip

Mitt’s terrible foreign trip isn’t just bad press and a campaign stumble. In diplomacy gaffes, missteps, and offenses have real consequences for our national security and the peace and stability of the world.

08/02/2012

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LA City Workers Asked To Stop Streaming Olympics Online

A significant number of City Hall employees have been streaming the Olympic Games online that they are now being asked to stop in fear of causing the city’s computer system to crash.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/31/2012

US forward Kevin Love (R) and US gard James Harden celebrate at the end of the Men's preliminary round group A basketball match of the London 2012 Olympic Games Tunisia vs USA on July 31, 2012 at the basketball arena in London. USA won 110 to 63.        AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Kevin Love Scores 16 To Lead Team USA Over Tunisia 110-63

LeBron James and Kobe Bryant took a seat, then the U.S. Olympic basketball team took control.

07/31/2012

US swimmer Michael Phelps holds his gold medal on the podium of the men's 200m butterfly final during the swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 31, 2012 in London.  AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/GettyImages)

Phleps Sets Olympic Record With 19 Career Medals

Michael Phelps swam into history with his 19th Olympic medal, and this one was a more appropriate color.

07/31/2012

Mitt Romney at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Opinion: Hopefully For Romney ‘Likability’ Won’t Be Important In 2012

When Mitt is back home, will the offensive comments stop? Republicans can only hope so because this race is too important to be decided by “how much America likes one guy over another”. But such a factor could very well decide the outcome of this election.

07/31/2012

Mitt and Ann Romney at the Olympic opening ceremony in London (Photo credit: TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s Gold Medal In Tax Deductions

“[Romney] has pushed the envelope all the way to the edge, to his benefit, and I think that Americans would find that pretty distasteful. I think it’s going to make Americans recoil, and that’s why I think he’s not releasing those returns,” said Former Auto Czar Steve Rattner.

07/30/2012

United States fans pose with their national flag outside the Olympic stadium during the Olympics Opening Day as part of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Park on July 27, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Former Olympians Will Gather To Watch Opening Ceremony In Westwood

At least a dozen former Olympians plan to gather in Westwood Friday night to watch the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

07/27/2012

Mitt Romney at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Falls Flat In London But Still Rakes In Cash From Libor Bankers

Mitt Romney insulted Britain’s preparations for the Olympics and inspired quotes like “apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humor or sincerity” and “worse than Sarah Palin” before cashing campaign checks from bankers and lobbyists who are at the center of the Libor scandal.

07/27/2012

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Team USA Takes On Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”

Michael Phelps and the rest of the 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team take a break from practice to sing along to this popular hit.

07/27/2012

Alex Morgan #13 of USA is congratulated by Megan Rapinoe after scoring during the Women's Football first round Group G Match of the London 2012 Olympic Games between United States and France, at Hampden Park on July 25, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)

Alex Morgan Scores Twice In Olympic Soccer Opener To Lead USA Rally Over France

Alex Morgan scored twice, Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd had a goal apiece and the U.S. women’s soccer team rallied from an early deficit Wednesday to open its Olympics with a 4-2 win over France.

07/25/2012

Spain's Pau Gasol (L) vies with Kobe Bryant (R) during the Pre-Olympic friendly basketball match between Spain and USA at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on July 24, 2012.  AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE

Team USA Defeats Spain In Final Game Before London Games

Gold medal at stake or nothing at all, the U.S. Olympic basketball team is too good for Spain. Carmelo Anthony came off the bench to score 23 of his 27 points in the first half, and the Americans beat Spain 100-78 on Tuesday night in a rematch of the gold-medal game – and possible preview of the next one.

07/24/2012

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