The Pulse: World Cup Winner

Number 5:
Your sense of smell could be an indication of Alzheimer's disease.
Scientists say new research shows that a decreased ability to correctly identify odors could be associated with the loss of brain cell function.
Researchers also found that an eye exam could help in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's.
While more research is needed, doctors say these findings are promising because it would make detection less invasive and could allow for earlier treatment.

Number 4:
U.S. Leaders are expressing concern about growing tension in the Middle East.
The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is escalating as militants in Gaza continue to launch rockets into Israel.
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with the Israeli Prime minister Sunday, re-emphasizing President Obama's earlier sentiments, the U.S.condemns rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel, and stresses Israel's right to defend itself.

Number 3:
Today marks the one year anniversary since George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watchman, never denied fatally shooting the unarmed teen, but he said it was self defense.
The murder trial was watched intensely and sparked passionate debate about race relations in America, gun laws, profiling and self-defense.

Number 2:
Another high profile court case, Justin Ross Harris, accused of murder after leaving his 22-month-old son to died in his car several weeks ago.
But just this year, there have been at least 20 incidents involving 26 children left in hot cars.
Two died, raising the number of children killed from heatstroke this year to sixteen.
And it's not just children who are left, but elderly and the severely disabled.
Experts say there will be more cases as the temperatures across the country continue to rise.

Number 1:
We have a World Cup winner!
Germany defeated Argentina in extra time one to zero.
This is Germany's first World Cup triumph since 1990.
Soccer fans now have 4 more years before the next World Cup taking place a little farther from home in Russia.

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