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The Literature of Futbol

From Pele on the beautiful game to Bill Buford on the sport’s dark side, check out a complete team of terrific books that give you all the prep you need for the World Cup.

Doggie Disneyland Turns Deadly

Sheriff Joe Arpaio ("America's toughest") has launched an investigation into the owners of a high-end kennel where 30 dead pups were discovered over the weekend.

ISIS Tries to Grab Its Own Air Force

In its march to Baghdad, ISIS seized the heavy weapons of a modern army. Now, the jihadists are attacking Iraq’s biggest air base – and could soon be able to attack from the sky.

Watching Iraq Burn From Afghanistan

The recent Afghan elections should have been the big news, but even troops deployed to Afghanistan are distracted by the spiraling chaos in Iraq.

The Brand That Could Dethrone Zara

Jane Shepherdson had a blockbuster career at Topshop when she decided to leave and take a major risk: trying to turn Whistles, a past-its-prime retailer, into a fashion success story.

Museum of Fakes for a City of Fakes

You may think buying a fake is no big deal, but a new exhibit at the Crime Museum in D.C. shows how counterfeit goods, from luxury bags to medicine, can cause serious—even deadly—harm.

Brazil’s Stealth Diet Food

Brazilians may be famous for their beach bodies, but new wealth is wreaking havoc on their waistlines. How the World Cup nation’s large Japanese community could be its saving grace.

The Great Probiotic Swindle

Probiotics are having a moment. Though the good gut bugs are likely beneficial for some, companies are using the label to rip off consumers.

Dennis Hopper: The Missing Years

For nine years in the 1960s, the actor disappeared from Hollywood. A trove of photos found after his death reveals he spent this time documenting the crazy world around him.

Inside OITNB’s Terrifying Showdown

What was it like to film Red and Vee’s tense first meeting? Kate Mulgrew and Lorraine Toussaint tell the behind-the-scenes story about how they nailed the brilliant scene.

Soccer Hooligans Are the Worst Fans Ever

Soccer hooligans do not rampage the way they once did, but they do still romp and stomp to make you wonder what it is in the beautiful game that inspires such ugliness.

Whitney Cummings Uncensored

In her new Comedy Central special, ‘I Love You,’ the comedian may deliver her most controversial message yet: It’s OK for women to act like women.

Who Isn’t Investigating Chris Christie?

From sleazy Sandy spending to Bridegate to strange, strange self-probes, this is your guide to all the state, city, federal, and internal investigations of New Jersey’s gov.

U.S. Ambassador Baucus says China hacking threatens national security

By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - Cyber theft of trade secrets by China is a threat to U.S. national security, U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus said on Wednesday in the first major public address of his tenure, warning that Washington would continue to pressure Beijing. Baucus' remarks come as commercial ties between the world's two largest economies have been strained over cyber espionage charges and revelations by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden of U.S. spying. In May, Washington indicted five Chinese military officers for hacking U.S. companies, prompting Beijing to suspend a Sino-U.S. working group on cyber issues.

Cochran win in Miss. a blow to tea party movement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican establishment has delivered a punch to the gut of the tea party movement as six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran narrowly turned back a challenge from state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

Israel stages 12 air strikes on Gaza after rocket fire

The Israeli air force carried out 12 raids on the Gaza Strip overnight after militants fired more rockets at southern Israel, Palestinian security sources said Wednesday. The attacks struck training grounds used by Palestinian militants, leaving two people lightly injured, they told AFP. The raids took place after militants fired five rockets at southern Israel, one of which hit an open area. Two were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system while the other two landed inside Gaza, the statement said.

New York Congressman Charles Rangel claims victory in Democratic primary

By Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Congressman Charles Rangel of New York declared victory in his Democratic primary election on Tuesday, after facing one of the most serious challenges of a four-decade career as he tried to win a 23rd term in Congress in November. Rangel's Democratic challenger, state Senator Adriano Espaillat, has not conceded defeat, and the New York Times and other news outlets said the race was too close to call. In this liberal bastion of New York City, where blacks and Latinos form the majority, the winner of the Democratic primary is all but guaranteed to win the mid-term general election in November.

4 bombs in Cairo metro stations, at least 2 hurt

Cairo (AFP) - Four makeshift bombs exploded within minutes of each other at three Cairo metro stations during morning rush hour on Wednesday, wounding at least two people, police said.

Cochran holds off tea party challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in six states, plus a runoff in Mississippi. Highlights:

Thad Cochran Wins One for Sanity

Democrats might have been praying for a McDaniel victory in Mississippi’s Senate runoff—why not make the Republicans look nuttier? Here’s why they should be glad the establishment won.