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Fortune struck for these Syrian migrants, but can they make it in California?
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Most thrilling (for the U.S., anyway)

If Alex Morgan keeps this up, she might be the next Mia Hamm. The 23-year-old's last-second goal to beat Canada in extra time easily was one of the most heart-stopping moments of the Games. She and her U.S. soccer teammates made the trip even sweeter with their payback win over Japan for gold.Getty Images