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The Preordained: Why LeBron James Was Always Coming Back to Cleveland

LeBron, has always aspired to be something more than a collection of specialty sneakers. Early in his career, he said he wanted to be a “global icon like Muhammad Ali” without the clearest sense about what that meant. In recent years, by speaking out for Trayvon Martin or becoming the first prominent NBA player to say that Donald Sterling had no business in the league, it seemed like he was figuring out what Jordan never did: that “being Ali” meant standing for something bigger than yourself.

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‘Exporting Gaza’: The Arming of Brazil’s World Cup Security

During the World Cup, the presence of such overpowering—not to mention high tech—weaponry raises a critical question: Who is arming Brazil? Who supplies—and profits—from this state of affairs?

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Luis Suárez May Bite, but FIFA Sucks Blood

Suarez's sins aside, there is something so profoundly noxious about the thought of Boss Sepp Blatter and FIFA doing anything that allows themselves to be able to bathe themselves in any kind of sanctimonious light.

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Dispatches From Brazil’s World Cup: Real Estate Frenzy Provokes ‘Psychological Attack’ to Oust Favela Residents

The favelas in Brazil are being are being reduced to rubble in the shadow of the World Cup and the upcoming Olympics, and the cities are using some extreme methods to make sure that these beautiful neighborhoods are turned to ash. 

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