Thaisi Da Silva left Brazil for the U.S. with her adoptive parents at the age of 4. Since then, she's returned twice to try to reconnect with her birth mother. But her journey has been more about finding peace for her adoptive mother than for herself.
Brazil has been an outspoken critic of the NSA's electronic eavesdropping program, and especially of the private companies that have gone along with it. This week, Brazil's government adopted a wide-ranging law to rein in what it sees as digital abuses.
Who do you root for in the upcoming World Cup? The World's soccer editor, William Troop, and Roger Bennett of the soccer podcast Men in Blazers offer suggestions on choosing a team that might be a little off the beaten path.
This year's World Cup has brought fandom and ad-dom together in a way never before seen before. Companies have created a barrage of commercials that are more similar to action-packed movies than what you might see in your nightly sitcoms.