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In a recent Pew Reseach Center poll, 61 percent of Brazilians said hosting the World Cup, which begins Wednesday in Sao Paulo, is bad for the country, because it has diverted money from public services. Nelson Almeida /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Go Ahead, Host A Giant Sports Spectacular. But It Will Cost You

Commentator Frank Deford compares FIFA, the organization that puts on soccer's World Cup, with the International Olympic Committee — and finds both lacking.

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College For Free: Tulsa Radical Idea

The city is investing big in its kids, and other cities and states are taking notes.

Chuck Hammers, owner of Pizza My Heart in San Jose, Calif., raised prices on slices by 25 cents and pies by about $1 after the minimum wage increase, and says he hasn't experienced a drop in business. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Politics

In Booming San Jose, Businesses Settle Into A Minimum Wage Hike

Since an increase in 2013, the minimum wage in San Jose is now one of California's highest. Some businesses have thrived in the past year, but for others, it's a more complicated picture.

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