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Brazilian Police Move In On Sunday's World Cup Protesters

Monday, July 14, 2014

There had been concern in the lead-up to the World Cup that the protests in Brazil would get worse as the tournament went on. But that didn't happen — until the final protest on Sunday turned violent.

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Rio's Statue Is Restored, But Brazil Team's Redemption Still Ahead

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Restoration work on Rio's famed "Christ the Redeemer" statue is now complete. But can Brazil get redemption after not making it to the World Cup finals?

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The One American On The Field At Today's World Cup Semifinal

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Referee Mark Geiger is making history with his selection as the fourth official in the game between Brazil and Germany. It's the first time a U.S. referee has been used this late in a World Cup.

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Want To Eat Brazilian Food At The World Cup? Please Step Outside.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

There's virtually no Brazilian fare inside the World Cup stadiums, but outside you'll find proud vendors of traditional foods. They fought FIFA to be there, and surprisingly, they won.

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U.S.-Belgium Match Could Be A Game Of Goalkeepers

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Having escaped the "Group of Death," the Americans are poised for their first game in the knockout stage of the World Cup. The victor heads to the quarterfinals.

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Weather, History Muddy The Field For U.S.-Germany Showdown

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The U.S. plays its final game in group play against Germany. NPR's Russell Lewis, in the Brazilian seaside city of Recife, explains what's at stake — and why the game is likely to be a great one.

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A World Cup Surprise: Arias In The Heart Of The Amazon

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The final World Cup game in the Brazilian city of Manaus is on Wednesday. For fans who made the trek to the jungle for games this tournament, many were rewarded by something else: seeing a centuries-old opera house in the heart of the Amazon.

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U.S. Vs. Portugal: 'Now Is The Moment' To Show American Mettle

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The U.S. soccer team has a tough matchup Sunday against Portugal. Win, and the Americans are in. Lose or tie, and the road gets a lot tougher with next Thursday's game against Germany.

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In Brazil, Predictions Of Doom And Gloom Give Way To Minor Annoyances

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Brazil's World Cup preparation endured some heavy criticism leading up to the games. Stadiums were still under construction, Internet connections were sketchy and transportation faced major challenges. A week into the tournament, NPR's Russell Lewis has traveled to three airports and three cities so far. He talks to Melissa Block about what has worked and what remains a challenge.

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With Win Over Ghana, U.S. Is Off On The Right Foot In Brazil

Monday, June 16, 2014

On Monday night, the U.S. soccer team accomplished a feat it failed to achieve in the past two World Cups: beat Ghana. With a 2-1 victory, the Americans position themselves well for the games to come.

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Brazil's Opening Victory Gets A Raucous Reception

Monday, June 16, 2014

Brazil kicked off the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo with a convincing win over Croatia. NPR's Russell Lewis watched with fans at a samba school, and he tells Melissa Block about the celebrations.

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U.S. To Face Ghana As 'Group Of Death' Play Begins

Monday, June 16, 2014

Ghana has booted the U.S. team from the past two World Cups. The game in the Brazilian city of Natal is a critical one for the Americans to have any hope advancing out of Group G.

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As Militants Advance, U.S. Considers Options In Iraq

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Pentagon has ordered the USS Mesa Verde into the Persian Gulf to give the president "additional options."

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1963 Anniversaries Highlight Civil Rights Lessons

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

On Tuesday in Washington, D.C., the four girls killed in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal. The recognition comes after a year of civil rights ceremonies across the South. The events have drawn renewed attention to how the civil rights movement should be taught to a younger generation.

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UPS Plane Crashes Near Birmingham, Ala.; 2 Dead

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A UPS cargo plane crashed near the airport in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday morning. The pilot and co-pilot were both killed.

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PHOTO: Shark Cruises Florida Beach

Monday, July 15, 2013

NPR's Russell Lewis got quite a view from the beach Monday as a hammerhead cruised among swimmers. Check the picture he snapped.

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Minor Leaguer Takes Mature Strides To Become Better

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Birmingham Barons infielder Tyler Saladino is still in AA, but his maturity, ball skills and intellect keep his major league aspirations alive. After Saladino's rise to AAA for a few weeks, coaches believe he will eventually become a major league baseball player.

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Jury Selection Begins In George Zimmerman Trial

Monday, June 10, 2013

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin last year. Zimmerman saw Martin walking through his neighborhood at night, in the rain and wearing a hoodie. The two fought and the case centers on whether it was murder or self-defense. The racially-charged trial also drew its share of protesters at the courthouse.

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Old Newspapers Shed New Light On Emmett Till Murder

Sunday, March 31, 2013

New details about one of Mississippi's most infamous murders are coming to light — more than a half-century later. The death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy who allegedly whistled at a white woman, helped spark the civil rights movement.

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More Airports Renovating, Adding New Terminals

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

On Wednesday, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth airport in Alabama opens its newly renovated terminal, the first phase of an expansion and upgrade that will cost more than $200 million. The airport is among many across the country being updated decades after they were built.

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