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I swear to uphold the US Constitution ... upon my Kindle

When someone takes an oath of office, the idea has been to take a vow on something with permanence, not something you upgrade every few years. Not anymore. And Indian women are flocking to a new film with a feminist message, while Japanese workers are being pressed to take vacations, in today's Global Scan.

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Could São Paulo's drought affect the World Cup this summer?

In today's Global Scan, São Paulo, the world's sixth largest city and a host city for this summer's World Cup, is running dry. Without more rain soon, rationing will have to start. North Korea normally blocks all contact with the West, but it has an exception — a university just for the sons of the elite. And Argentinians use an app to police prices in the supermarket.