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Yesterday's resounding "no" vote could push Greece out of the Eurozone, but there are signs of conciliation and EU leaders have yet to make any decisions. Was America's largest trading partner prepared for the worst?

Also, debate begins over removal of the Confederate flag at the South Carolina Capitol. On today's Talking Point, the wait is finally over for the US women's soccer team, and American fans have a new generation of sports heroes. We hear what's in store for the team, it's star players — and millions of new American fans.

Photo: Anti-austerity 'No' voters celebrate in front of the Greek parliament in Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece July 5, 2015.(Marko Djurica/Reuters)

Debate Begins over Removal of the Confederate flag at the SC Capitol 6 MIN, 30 SEC

The state legislature in Columbia, South Carolina is meeting today, and there are rallies outside the capitol building.  On the agenda is Governor Nikki Haley’s proposed measure to remove the Confederate flag from a monument on the capitol grounds.  Brian Hicks is metro columnist for the Post and Courier in Charleston.

Brian Hicks, Post and Courier (@BriHicks_PandC)

Greek Voters Just Say "No" 34 MIN, 36 SEC

After five years of pension cuts and tax increases, the prospect of greater austerity in exchange for another bailout was defeated yesterday by a margin of 60 percent. The banks are still closed, and Greece faces default, financial collapse, expulsion from the Eurozone — and possibly from the European Union. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calls his referendum "a celebration of democracy" and, for the moment, EU leaders don't know what to do. One sign of possible conciliation is the surprise resignation of controversial Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis. We look at possible options for America's biggest trading partner. 

Dina Kyriakidou, Reuters (@reuters)
Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research (@markweisbrot)
Jacob Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics (@PIIE_com)
Ferdinando Giugliano, Financial Times (@ferdigiugliano)

Greek Finance Minister Yanisvaroufakis on no vote as a yes to democratic Europe
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the Greek vote
Statement of European Commission following Greek referendum
European Central Bank on emergency liquidity assistance to Greece after referendum
Reuters on Germany, France pressing Greece to make credible proposals
Weisbrot on Congress weining in on holding IMF accountable for damage caused by failed policies in Greece
Kirkegaard on it being up to PM Tspiras to avoid disaster after Greek referendum
Peterson Institute on worry, relief among Greece's neighbors after referendum
Financial Times on Greek banks preparing plan to raid deposits to avert collapse
Eurozone giving Greece one last chance

Why USA's World Cup Victory Is Important and What's Next 8 MIN, 57 SEC

After a wait of 16 years since winning the World Cup in women's soccer, the US finally did it again yesterday — with a vengeance. Telemundo's legendary broadcaster Andres Cantor said it best, working his lungs no less than three times in the first 16 minutes of yesterday's World Cup as Carli Lloyd and her US teammates made history, scoring more goals -- and scoring them sooner — than ever before in a World Cup final in either men's or women's soccer. And they got the biggest American audience in soccer history. We hear about records set on and off the field and the relationship between two American sports heroes from Juliet Macur, sports columnist for the New York Times.

Photo: United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with goalkeeper Hope Solo (1) and midfielder Megan Rapinoe (15) after scoring against Japan during the first half of the final of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at BC Place Stadium. (Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports)

Juliet Macur, New York Times (@JulietMacur)

Macur on Carli Lloyd


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