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Why I have good reason to worry when I go to the World Cup in Brazil

It's part of the ritual of big sporting events. In the run-up, there's always a bit of worry about whether all the venues will be ready in time. But in Brazil, which is hosting this year's World Cup soccer tournament, that worry is more like an anxiety attack right now. And since I'm planning to travel to Brazil for the World Cup this summer, I'm feeling some of that anxiety too.

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Celtics rallying cry: Ubuntu

The Boston Celtics are turning to a traditional southern African concept to rally their players; it's called Ubuntu, which roughly translates as "I am because of you,� as Martha Bebinger of WBUR in Boston has the story.

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Geo Quiz / Answer

Where in the world do we go today? The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Karakorum mountain range. Host Marco Werman gets an update on the tragic accident that took the lives of 11 climbers on the range's highest peak -- K-2. We hear from Italian mountain guide Peter Verza who's been in contact with one of climbers who survived the accident.

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No protests in China's protest park

China announced a few weeks back that it was designating three official protest zones in public parks, but park officials say no one's come, and some who have applied for permits have been detained. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing.

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South Koreans vs LPGA

The Ladies Professional Golf Association wants foreign players to show some proficiency in English. Some South Korean LPGA members are claiming discrimination.

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Geo answer

Today we're heading to South Australia where the international cycling race, the Tour Down Under, is under way. The answer is Adelaide, Australia. Anchor Marco Werman gets details about the race from ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) sports reporter John Thompson-Mills who's got his eye on American cyclist Lance Armstrong as he tries to make a comeback.

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Fierce competition for mayor of Sochi

The Russian political event of the year may very well be hundreds of miles from Moscow. A ballerina, a porn star, a billionaire, and an arm wrestling champion are all among the candidates for mayor of Sochi, the resort town that will host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Jessica Golloher has the story.

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Lakers victory cheered in Spain

The L.A. Lakers have a growing fan base in Spain thanks to Spaniard and Laker's forward Pau Gasol. Marco Werman speaks with Raul Barrigon, managing editor of the Madrid-based website "hoopshype," about reaction to the Lakers' NBA victory last night.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Kabul, Afghanistan. It's home to Skateistan, a group building a new skateboarding center for boys and girls in the Afghan capital. The World's Aaron Schachter checked it out