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The Briefing 06-19-14

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1) World Cup popularity evidence of democratizing effect of soccer

Why is the World Cup so popular?, Christian Science Monitor (Matthew Clark)

A game of two halves, The Economist

2) Heart, rather than parental pressure, foundation of successful athletes

Sports Should Be Child’s Play, New York Times (David Epstein)

3) Report on stay-at-home fathers reveals resilience of God’s plan for human flourishing

The Majority of Stay-at-Home Dads Aren’t Staying Home to Care for the Family, Pacific Standard Magazine (Phillip N. Cohen)

Growing Number of Dads Home with the Kids, Pew Research Forum (Gretchen Livingston)

4) D-Day veteran escapes nursing home for 70th anniversary

D-day veteran, 89, who ran off to France for anniversary: ‘I’d do it again’, The Observer (Tracy McVeigh)