Portuguese culture, language come alive in UMD summer program

Portuguese culture, language come alive in UMD summer program

DARTMOUTH — For 10 years, Belchertown resident Joyce Harper has been meaning to get involved in UMass Dartmouth’s summer program in Portuguese language and culture.

Finally, at 71, and now retired, she has enough free time to do so.
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6 South Americans refuse to return to Donetsk club

6 South Americans refuse to return to Donetsk club

MOSCOW (AP) — Six South Americans — five Brazilians and one Argentine — have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their football club in the troubled city of Donetsk, risking possible fines and suspensions for breach of contract.… Read Full Story

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Reports: Brazil to name Dunga as coach

Reports: Brazil to name Dunga as coach

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post.

Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who

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Sheriff in Texas discussing border security

Sheriff in Texas discussing border security

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is one of six sheriffs from across the country who are visiting the Rio Grande Valley this week to discuss border security with federal and state law enforcement authorities.
For the next three days, Hodgson … Read Full Story

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Brazilian Bishop to lead F.R. Diocese

Brazilian Bishop to lead F.R. Diocese

Edgar Moreira da Cunha named to throne

FALL RIVER — The Diocese of Fall River is up for new leadership in September as Bishop George Coleman steps down and Bishop Edgar Moreira Da Cunha takes his place.

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Neymar injury sends host Brazil into somber mood

Neymar injury sends host Brazil into somber mood

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A somber mood spread over Brazil on Saturday as football fans came to grips with the loss of Neymar, the superstar striker who was knocked out of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra.

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Birthplace of Brazil independence near WCup city

Birthplace of Brazil independence near WCup city

OURO PRETO, Brazil (AP) — Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte lies a charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence.

Ouro Preto, a UNESCO world heritage site whose name means “Black Gold,” is

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Double disappointment at the World Cup, First Portugal, then USA are sent home

Double disappointment at the World Cup, First Portugal, then USA are sent home

For most local fans, the enjoyment of watching their favorite team in the World Cup is now over. Portugal, considered an outside favorite before the tournament started, although most critics warned that the team was very dependent on mega star … Read Full Story

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Immigration activists descend on Beacon Hill

Immigration activists descend on Beacon Hill

BOSTON — A number of individuals who lost relatives to deportation were joined last Saturday in Boston by dozens of activists  from various immigrant rights organizations and faith-based organizations for a march demanding an end to deportations and family separation.… Read Full Story

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Orlando City in advance talks with Brazilian Kaka

Orlando City in advance talks with Brazilian Kaka

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Orlando City Soccer Club says it is in advanced discussions to sign AC Milan midfielder Kaka.

Orlando’s new Major League Soccer franchise released the brief statement on Friday, adding that pending the completion of … Read Full Story

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6-fingered family roots for Brazil’s 6th World Cup

6-fingered family roots for Brazil’s 6th World Cup

AGUAS CLARAS, Brazil (AP) – A family is counting on the fingers of a single hand its hopes for Brazil to win a sixth World Cup championship.

All the members of the Silva family living In Aguas Claras, a town … Read Full Story

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Brazil links setbacks to greater respect from foes

Brazil links setbacks to greater respect from foes

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) – Goalkeeper Julio Cesar thinks Brazil’s initial World Cup difficulties are a consequence of the team’s convincing victory at last year’s Confederations Cup.

The win in the warm-up tournament for the World Cup marked Brazil’s reawakening after … Read Full Story

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Ronaldo gets the ice treatment with Portugal

Ronaldo gets the ice treatment with Portugal

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo needed an ice pack for his troublesome left knee during a training session on Wednesday, as Portugal prepared for its World Cup match against the United States.

Though his knee had been bandaged in

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Brazil meets Mexico as 2nd games get started

Brazil meets Mexico as 2nd games get started

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Neymar and his Brazilian teammates will be back in action for their second match at the World Cup, before Russia and South Korea have even kicked off their campaigns.

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US VP Biden meets Brazil leader Rousseff

US VP Biden meets Brazil leader Rousseff

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in a bid to thaw frosty relations between the two nations.

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Brazil’s animal oracle predicts home win

Brazil’s animal oracle predicts home win

PRAIA DO FORTE, Brazil (AP) — The animal oracle predictions for the World Cup have begun, with host nation Brazil getting a vote of confidence from its chosen turtle tipster.

By making a patriotic choice of food, loggerhead turtle Big

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Subway strikers, police clash in São Paulo, Brazil

Subway strikers, police clash in São Paulo, Brazil

SÃO PAULO (AP) —€” Brazilian police and striking subway workers clashed early Monday in a central commuter station, with union officials threatening to maintain the work stoppage through the World Cup opening match here this week.

Authorities are deeply worried

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US heads to Brazil with boosted confidence

US heads to Brazil with boosted confidence

SÃO PAULO (AP) — The U.S. headed to Brazil with boosted faith Sunday after going undefeated in its sendoff series for the first time.

Playing only its third match in nine months against a World Cup team, the U.S. defense

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