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A Russian — and North American — World Cup, an unlikely Gitmo friendship, and a cautionary new take on 'The Handmaid's Tale'

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The 2018 men's soccer World Cup opens in Russia, without the US team. But the US wins an even bigger World Cup prize — co-hosting the 2026 tournament with Mexico and Canada. Also, a surprising friendship blossoms between a tortured detainee and a guard at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. And Pakistani author and feminist critic Bina Shah looks not very far into the future of her region and sees a frightening world of too few women.

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