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How football’s World Cup fell into the hands of autocracy As fans flock to sport’s greatest spectacle, efforts to clean up the beautiful game have run into the sand

​How millennials became the world’s most powerful consumers They are the biggest global generation — and their choices ​​are upending business​ from the US to China

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