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In Brazil, Soccer Is A Way Of Life

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Roberto de Carvalho (left), who maintains a truck fleet in Recife, Brazil, is shown here with his daughter Sandra, 22, wife Enilda and daughter Susana, 16. The family makes just enough to belong the rapidly expanding ranks of the country's middle class, though they still can't afford a house or even a car. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Brazil's New Middle Class: A Better Life, Not An Easy One

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Senate Committee Votes To Authorize Strikes On Syria

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Court Says West Los Angeles VA Rental Deals Were Illegal

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Treasury, IRS Debut New Tax Rules For Same-Sex Couples

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