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2:36 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

LISTEN: What São Paulo Sounds Like When The Seleção Scores

Members of Brazil's national team celebrate after scoring their third goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday.
Thanassis Stavrakis AP

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 3:03 pm

Much of the stories over the past few days about the World Cup have been about how what is arguably the world's football mecca has given the every-four-year spectacle a less than enthusiastic welcome.

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The Two-Way
1:56 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

Gun Control Activists March Across The Brooklyn Bridge Demanding Action

Demonstrators raise posters as they march across the Brooklyn Bridge to call for tougher gun control laws on Saturday in New York.
John Minchillo AP

Hundreds of activists marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, demanding reforms to the country's gun policies.

The march was organized by two groups — Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown for Gun Safety — after a series of news-making mass shootings.

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The Two-Way
11:55 am
Sat June 14, 2014

One Of Kenya's Legendary 'Tuskers' Is Killed By Poachers

Satao was a rare elephant with tusks so big they almost touched the ground.
Tsavo Trust

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 3:54 pm

Kenya is mourning the death of one of its legendary elephants.

Satao was known as a tusker, one of the few remaining elephants whose tusks are so big they almost touch the ground. Unfortunately, Satao faced an end many others have faced before: He was killed by poachers, who mutilated his head to remove his ivory.

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Around the Nation
10:35 am
Sat June 14, 2014

The 'Kony 2012' Effect: Recovering From A Viral Sensation

Invisible Children co-founders Jason Russell, left, Bobby Bailey, center, and Laren Poole, record footage in Africa in 2007.
PRWeb

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 11:52 pm

A little over two years ago, you or somebody you know probably watched "Kony 2012," the YouTube video that redefined what it means to go viral.

The video was made by a small San Diego nonprofit called Invisible Children. It shed light on Joseph Kony, the central African warlord who recruited child soldiers.

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The Two-Way
9:44 am
Sat June 14, 2014

Thousands In Iraq Offer To Fight Against Militant Offensive

Iraqi Army soldiers and volunteers chant slogans against the al-Qaida inspired group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), inside of the main army recruiting center in Baghdad on Saturday.
Karim Kadim AP

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 1:14 pm

In what some are calling a sign of potential civil war, thousands of young Iraqis heeded the call of a top Shiite cleric to help fight an offensive by a militant Sunni group.

As we've been reporting, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or the Levant, an al-Qaida offshoot also known as ISIS, has been making stunning progress in Iraq. Last week, it claimed a large part of Mosul.

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