Today's Takeaways: The World Cup, Higher Education, and 'Calvin and Hobbes'

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Monday, June 09, 2014

Graffiti on a wall of a public school criticizes the hosting of the World Cup on May 24, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Victor Moriyama / Stringer/Getty)

1. Easing The Burden of Student Debt to Stimulate The Economy | 2. Trucking Association Responds to Tracy Morgan's Crash | 3. The Return of 'Calvin and Hobbes' Cartoonist Bill Watterson | 4. Spurs and Heat Superfans Face Off | 5. N.C.A.A. Trial Takes on Future of College Athletics | 6. Protests Erupt as Brazil Gets Ready for the World Cup | 7. Meet Team USA World Cup Coach Jurgen Klinnsmann

Protests Erupt in Brazil Ahead of World Cup

Later this week, the World Cup kicks off in Brazil. But the long-term economic impact of the game on Brazil still appears limited, and critics say money spent in preparing for the games should’ve been put towards more vital public services like education, and health care.

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N.C.A.A. Trial Takes on Future of College Athletics

The trial begins today in the case of Ed O’Bannon vs. the N.C.A.A., a legal dispute that may have longstanding implications for the lucrative world of division I college sports.

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Heat and Spurs Superfans Face Off

It was a steamy start to the NBA finals Thursday night when the air-conditioning system failed in San Antonio's AT&T Arena. But fans say it's not over yet. Joining The Takeaway are superfans Jordan Melnick from WLRN in Miami and Giovanna Carlotta from KSTX in San Antonio.

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The Return of 'Calvin and Hobbes' Cartoonist Bill Watterson

Bill Watterson is known as the J.D. Salinger of comic strips—a recluse and legendary in the cartoon world, but rarely seen. How another cartoonist convinced Watterson to finally return to the page for the first time in nearly 20 years.

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Proposal Looks to Ease the Burden of Student Debt

President Obama is issuing an executive order today ensuring that young people who take out federal loans have their loan payments capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes. 

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Meet Team USA's World Cup Coach

The coach of the U.S. World Cup soccer team, Jurgen Klinsmann, is better known in Europe than in the country he now calls home. He recently sat down the BBC's Peter Bowes to discuss his own legacy as an athlete and his vision for the US team.

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Help Us Map the World Cup!

Help us and our friends at PRI's The World map out the bars, restaurants and other places where you and fellow fans will flock for World Cup action. Our guide is only as good as the information you and others provide.

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Show Us Your World Cup Swag

Do you have an awesome jersey that you're wearing for the World Cup? Is your friend painting their face for a game? Do you wear a special hat every time your team steps on the field? If so, we want to see your best World Cup swag.

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