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  • <p>This was the week of playing hooky to watch the World Cup. Here are a few more events you might have missed while you were crafting the perfect <a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-25/kick-suarez-out-of-world-cup" target="_blank">Luis Suarez</a> joke.</p>
  • <p>In Iraq and Syria, what will happen when the spiraling chaos ends, and <a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-26/will-syria-s-terrorism-spread-to-the-west" style="background-color: initial;" target="_blank">thousands of jihadists return home</a>?</p>
  • <p>Want to make $20 million playing poker? <a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-27/how-to-win-20-million-at-poker" style="background-color: initial;" target="_blank">Now's your chance</a>.</p>
  • <p>If you must be a millennial living at home in your parents' basement, at least <a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-27/millennials-101-how-to-enjoy-your-parents-basement" target="_blank">learn to make pie crust</a>.</p>
  • <p>Maybe political parties <a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-26/political-parties-need-to-be-raided" target="_blank">need to be raided</a> once in a while. And while Thad Cochran's win <a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-25/a-republican-surprise-that-shouldn-t-have-been" target="_blank">shouldn't have been a surprise</a>,  it did mean that <a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-25/cochran-wins-and-the-past-loses-in-mississippi" target="_blank">the past lost</a>. </p>
  • <p>The Supreme Court told Obama that <a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-26/court-to-obama-recess-is-over" style="background-color: initial;" target="_blank">recess is over</a>.</p>
  • <p>Is it possible that <a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-26/liberals-actually-won-abortion-clinic-case" style="background-color: initial;" target="_blank">liberals actually won</a> in the court's ruling on abortion-clinic protests?</p>
  • <p>Guns and abortion show <a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-26/guns-abortion-and-the-way-americans-polarize" style="background-color: initial;" target="_blank">how Americans polarize</a>, and the new left is just like the old left, <a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-26/the-new-left-like-the-old-left-just-more-selfish" style="background-color: initial;" target="_blank">only more selfish</a>.</p>
  • <p>So, Team USA lost. But really, they won, right? Kavitha A. Davidson helps us <a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-26/did-team-usa-lose-by-winning-by-losing" style="background-color: initial;" target="_blank">sort out our feelings</a>, and Mohamed A. El-Erian points out some <a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-06-26/lessons-from-the-world-cup" style="background-color: initial;" target="_blank">lessons to learn</a> from the World Cup.</p>