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Brazilian kids play soccer in a favela, or shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Brazil is hosting the World Cup next month and its team is considered the favorite. Many of the country's top players learned the game playing in the street or on dirt fields. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

For Brazil's Soccer Stars, Careers Often Begin On Makeshift Fields

The soccer-mad country produces some of the world's best players. They often come from shantytowns, where they learn the game playing barefoot in the streets or on dusty fields.

The proliferation of court fees has prompted some states, like New Jersey, to use amnesty programs to encourage the thousands of people who owe fines to surrender in exchange for fee reductions. At the Fugitive Safe Surrender program, makeshift courtrooms allow judges to individually handle each case. Nicole Beemsterboer/NPR hide caption

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Investigations

As Court Fees Rise, The Poor Are Paying The Price

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As Court Fees Rise, The Poor Are Paying The Price

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When your best friend weighs several tons, sometimes a trunk hug will have to do. Scott Raffe/Courtesy of Shotwell Media hide caption

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For A Showman Larger Than Life, An Even Bigger Best Friend

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Actor Robert De Niro as Jake La Motta in Raging Bull. In her decision Monday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg noted that MGM has marketed the movie continuously since 1980. AP hide caption

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In 'Raging Bull' Ruling, High Court Sides With Co-Writer's Daughter

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Brazilian kids play soccer in a favela, or shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Brazil is hosting the World Cup next month and its team is considered the favorite. Many of the country's top players learned the game playing in the street or on dirt fields. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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For Brazil's Soccer Stars, Careers Often Begin On Makeshift Fields

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Workers sort through key limes at a packaging house in Apatzingan, Michoacan. More than 90 percent of limes imported into the U.S. come from Mexico. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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With Cartels On The Run, Mexican Lime Farmers Keep More Of The Green

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Book Reviews

Book Review: 'Abide'

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Book Review: 'Abide'

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Separatists occupy the administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Pro-Ukraine bloggers and activists say they've had to leave eastern cities because of threats and surveillance by separatists. Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe

The Blogging Battlegrounds Of Eastern Ukraine

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The Blogging Battlegrounds Of Eastern Ukraine

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