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Jonathan Nossiter: Metsutopia

My three children (twin girls of seven and a boy of nearly six) were born and brought up in Rio de Janeiro. But from Rio to our recent move to Rome, they've remained rabid Mets fans. "This year," I tell them, "will be the best year for the Mets since you were born." Of course if they read the New York sports pages, they'd take that for cruel sarcasm.
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American warns World Cup fans about Brazil police

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (9 months ago)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Six years ago, Elizabeth Martin's nephew Joseph was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer while out celebrating his 30th birthday in Rio de Janeiro. Now, Martin has a message for the hordes of foreigner... Read Post

7 Iranians to Be Jailed and Beaten for Dancing and Lip Syncing 'Happy'

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel (yesterday)

Seven Pharrell Williams fans are going to jail and receiving lashes for singing “Happy” in a viral video — this is not a joke. Three unveiled girls sang and danced with three boys — and one guy filmed it — and this is what it got th... Read Post

From War-Torn Sudan to the US, Lost Boys ‘Inspire Us’

News : ABC Headlines Blog (yesterday)

By Sasha Chanoff When I first met the Lost Boys and Girls, orphaned refugee children from the Sudanese government’s genocidal attacks on its southern people, I didn’t imagine that they would one day become some of the most inspiring... Read Post


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