Ygor Coelho de Oliveira, whose father started a badminton program to help kids in a rough neighborhood, is Brazil's first male Olympic badminton player – and an ambassador for the power of hope and hard work.
Brazil issued 12 arrest warrants Thursday for people they believe have had contact with Islamic State. It's getting advice on how to prevent attacks from countries with more experience in dealing with terrorism.
President Dilma Rousseff was able to turn her back on a US visit in 2013, claiming moral authority over reported NSA spying. But domestic challenges in Brazil mean she needs a cozier relationship with the US.