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The 2026 World Cup

The US men’s national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but this year’s despair was turned into 2026’s glory, as the United States, along with Mexico and Canada, was awarded the right to host the globe’s most popular sporting event eight years from now.
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First, to do no harm: The cruelty of the Second Street and Marina Boulevard evictions

On Memorial Day on Marina Boulevard, the sun rose over a field of dry grass and fell on a row of RVs and campers in which people had been living for up to a year. Now they were scurrying about in a panic, some angry, some despairing, some resigned, because Berkeley police had arrived in two squad cars and announced that everyone had to leave or they would be ticketed and their vehicles towed. I heard people say: “Where can we go?”
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So you’re a 12-year-old hajji?

My mom had picked me up from school that day, and she told me that I was to miss a month of school. At 12 years old, I was receiving the opportunity to trek to the other side of the world, stay in Saudi Arabia and complete the spiritual and religious journey that is the hajj.
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